Equilíbrio militar na Ásia infographic
A infografia mostra uma comparação do PIB e das forças militares da China e de alguns aliados dos EUA na região da Ásia-Pcífico.
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Visita de Pelosi faz aumentar tensões no estreito de Taiwan

August 3, 2022 - A China gasta mais que qualquer outro país exceto os EUA em defesa e pode exibir uma ampla gama de capacidades, incluindo poder naval, mísseis e aviões, em qualquer confrontação militar com Taiwan.

China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province that will eventually be under Beijing’s control again. However, Taiwan sees itself as an independent country, with its own constitution and democratically-elected leaders, according to the BBC.

China’s President Xi Jinping has said “reunification” with Taiwan “must be fulfilled” – and has not ruled out the possible use of force to achieve this.

If China was to take over Taiwan, some western experts suggest it could be freer to project power in the western Pacific region and could possibly even threaten U.S. military bases as far away as Guam and Hawaii, the BBC said.

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PUBLISHED: 03/08/2022; STORY: Graphic News
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