U.S. Frigates Join Navy. More on the Way? The Taiwan Navy took possession of two refurbished U.S. Oliver Hazard Perry-class frigates on March 16 at a cost of around US$190 million. The two frigates are equipped with AN/SQR-19 Multi-Function Towed Array Sonar (TACTAS), a system for the long-range passive detection of enemy submarines which was…

Understanding relations between these two major economies requires consideration of many centuries of history. China and Japan at Loggerheads China and Japan are the world’s second and third largest economies. It therefore matters greatly that the Communist Party of China (CCP) manufactures and mobilizes anti-Japan hatreds in China. The CCP’s aim is to turn what…

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Former president Lee Teng-hui placed himself once more at the center of controversy with remarks that referred to Japan, former colonial master of Taiwan, as his “motherland” when he was a young man. In an article for a Japanese-language publication, Lee noted that both he and his brother volunteered for the Japanese Imperial army during…