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Taiwan’s Defense Ministry has set up a working group to study the tactics of the war in Ukraine, including how the country has been able to resist Russia and has been discussing this with the United States, its minister said on Thursday.
Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has raised its alert level since the Russian invasion, wary that Beijing might make a similar move on the island.
Taiwan’s Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said they had had “contact” with foreign countries to discuss how the war was being waged.
While Taiwanese officials have seen many parallels in the Ukraine war and their own situation, including having their own giant neighbor with territorial ambitions, they have also noted important differences.
Taiwan has spoken, for example, of the “natural barrier” of the Taiwan Strait, which would make it much more difficult for China to deploy troops on the ground than Russia simply crossing its land border with Ukraine.
Taiwan also has a large and well-equipped air force and is developing its own formidable missile strike capability.