PLA may not be ready for major amphibious attack on Taiwan before 2030: ex-US Navy intelligence officer

by Laura Zhou at The Chinese military started using regular “deck cargo” ships in drills last year but the vessels may not give much of an immediate logistics boost to any efforts to attack Taiwan, according to a retired US Navy intelligence officer. The integration of deck cargo ships into People’s Liberation Army exercises last year was […]

Taiwanese pilot planned to defect to mainland China with US-made army helicopter, court told

by Lawrence Chung at Island army officer agreed to a Chinese offer to fly a CH-47 Chinook onto a PLA aircraft carrier, prosecutors say Pilot was arrested for spying following US$15 million bribe to steal helicopter, indictment says A Taiwanese army pilot was offered US$15 million to defect by landing an US-made transport helicopter […]