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The U.S., China and the Security of Taiwan

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Publication Date: February 1983

Publisher(s): Heritage Foundation (Washington, D.C.)

Author(s): Jeffrey B. Gayner

Topic: Government (Foreign relations)

Keywords: Asia and the Pacific

Type: Report

Coverage: China Taiwan


In view of the continued reliability of Taiwan as an authentic ally of the U.S. and the growing potential PRC military threat to Taiwan, the Reagan Administration should be upgrading, rather than downgrading, the sophistication of equipment being sold to Taiwan. Specifically, the U.S. should sell a more advanced all-weather fighter to Taiwan to counter the new generation of aircraft being deployed by Peking.