Taiwan’s CG headache
Taiwan is bulking up its coast guard, but the scope of ROC territory necessitates some tough decisions for its commanders.
The Taiwan Coast Guard’s South China Sea Challenge
Written by Wu Shang-Su
Taipei’s expansion of its coast guard fleet with four large offshore patrol vessels (OPV) demonstrates its concerns about Beijing’s assertiveness and potential policy responses on the South China Sea (SCS).
Since the early 2010s, Taiwan has significantly strengthened its coast guard fleet with larger capacity by acquiring seven 1,000-ton, two 2,000-ton, and two 3000-ton OPVs, as well as four 4,000-ton cutters that are under construction.
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