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China-Taiwan-US Relations / Military Exercises / Comparisons #405673

CNN Evening News for Tuesday, Mar 19, 1996
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(Studio: Jeanne Meserve) China's launching of another round of military exercises in the Taiwan Strait and its accusing the United States of meddling in Chinese affairs reported. [Secretary of Defense William PERRY - affirms the US naval presence in the region.] Taiwan's President Lee Teng-hui shown attending a baseball game while campaigning for the presidential election.

(Pentagon: Jamie McIntyre) The military matchup of China versus Taiwan examined; statistics on the military balance cited. [Retired United States Air Force Colonel Sam GARDINER - explains how difficult an invasion by China would be.] The fact that Taiwan's islands of Quemoy and Matsu may be indefensible and the importance of the Taiwan economy for China noted.

McIntyre, Jamie;
Meserve, Jeanne

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