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Unformatted text preview: enant General Xiong Guangkai, deputy chief of China's general staff, reportedly declared in 1995, in response to an American's unofficial warnings that Washington might react militarily to a Beijing attack on Taiwan, "No, you won't. We've watched you in Somalia, Haiti, Bosnia, and you don't have the will."15
Taiwan stability is a war of wills – appeasement emboldens China Christensen ‘1
(Thomas – professor of politics at Princeton, Spring 2001, “Posing problems without catching up”, International Security, p. ebscohost)
On the active defense side, it appears that China is attempting to import and to build indigenously a fairly impressive layered air defense system to counter cruise missiles and advanced aircraft. In addition to reported clandestine acquisition of Patriot technology, China has purchased and is seeking to purchase from Russia an undisclosed number of SA10 (S300) and SA15 (TOR1) SAM systems. Some of this Russian technology might be successfully integrated into China's own domestically produced SAM systems, s...
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This note was uploaded on 10/27/2013 for the course DEBATE 101 taught by Professor None during the Summer '12 term at University of California, Berkeley.
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