Could China take Taiwan by force?

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Could China take Taiwan by force?

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On July 18 2019, President US Donald Trump approved a US$2.2-billion arms deal to Taiwan, and in August - the sale of US$8-billion worth of F-16V fighter jets. But has this altered the balance of power with China? China regards Taiwan as a ‘rogue’ province to be unified by force if necessary, but can it afford to do so?

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