chapter  4
The modernization of the PLAN and Taiwan’s security
ByBernard D. Cole
Pages 25

China’s geo-strategic concerns focus on Taiwan. Furthermore, Beijing refuses to renounce the use of military force to ensure reunification of the island with the mainland. The PLAN would play a central role in forcing options ranging from intimidation to outright invasion. This chapter will assess how the modernization of the PLAN affects Taiwan’s security.