China's Taiwan Military Option - How and Why?

Published August 6, 2022 2,006 Views $0.62 earned

Recent US-Chinese tensions centered on Taiwan has raised the prospect of a military confrontation.

Let’s try to answer the following questions: How and why would China launch military operations in regards to Taiwan? What sort of capabilities does the Chinese military possess?

References + Time Stamps:

@00:00 Intro: How the US is Trying to Prevent Reunification & Provoke a War:

@00:46 NBC - War Games: The Battle for Taiwan:
@03:07 Wilson Center - Joint Communique between the United States and China (1972):
@04:30 US State Department - U.S. Relations with Taiwan (2022):
@06:17 Harvard's Atlas of Economic Complexity - Taiwan 2019:
@09:56 Military Review - Deterring the Dragon (2020):
Voice of America - US Nearly Doubled Military Personnel Stationed in Taiwan This Year (December 2021):

@16:37 Preparations:

@19:20 USNWC - Logistics Support for a Cross-Strait Invasion:
@20:42 Business Insider - China's air force has big plans for its biggest planes (Y-20):
@22:07 RAND Corporation - War with China, Thinking Through the Unthinkable (2016):
@23:04 RUSI - The Return of Industrial Warfare:

@26:48 Chinese Military Operations: Overview:

@31:13 Election Study Center, National Chengchi University - Taiwan Independence vs. Unification with the Mainland(1994/12~2022/06):

@31:54 Key Chinese Military Capabilities:

@34:31 Diplomat - Russia Completes Delivery of Second S-400 Regiment to China:
@38:37 CSIS - How Are China’s Land-based Conventional Missile Forces Evolving?:
@39:35 CSIS - Missiles of China:
@46:00 Business Insider - China's new rocket launcher system is its most powerful ever, and it's looming over the Taiwan Strait (Type PCL-191 launcher):
@48:12 Army Recognition - First combat use of Chinese made VT4 tanks:
@49:24 The National Interest - How One Argentine Submarine Kept The Royal Navy At Bay During The Falklands War:
@52:14 CSIS - Are China’s Military Logistics Better Than the Russian Military’s?:


@55:01 US National Endowment for Democracy - Taiwan's Destiny:
US NED - Taiwan Foundation for Democracy Taipei:
@56:08 Forbes - The Countries With The Most STEM Graduates [Infographic]:

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