Does the Shangri-La Dialogue Mark the Start of an Asian Arms Race?

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China Defense Minister Wei Fenghe's remarks at the Shangri-La Dialogue that its nuclear weapons development are for self-defense have raised eyebrows around the world. Were there any underlying intentions for such provocation? Is Taiwan now in danger of war? Japan Prime Minister Fumio Kishida even announced that the country is upgrading its military. Did that reveal how Japan is feeling the waves of insecurity in the Taiwan Strait? Is an Asian arms race heating up? Let’s turn to what political and academic experts in Taiwan think. In this episode, Dr. Enrico Cau at the Taiwan Center for International Strategic Studies and Raymond Sung, Taiwan New Constitution Foundation Deputy CEO, share their insights on the unique challenges Taiwan faces as a result of the Dialogue.

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