The island's president Tsai Ing-wen has championed the idea of "asymmetric warfare" to make Taiwan's forces more mobile and harder to attack
The island's defence ministry said China was increasingly "adopting an actual war approach and shifting from training to combat preparation"
Chinese and Filipino pilots trade rhetoric over the Spratly Islands amid mounting tensions over access, patrols and military missions around the contested area
The Ukraine war has prompted some elements in China's military-industrial complex to call for an increase in the defence budget
The firm also plans to help establish a Russian production site for the drones which are similar to Iran's Shaheed-136 and can carry a 35-50kg warhead
Experts say the meeting might not change the downward trajectory in the US-China relationship, considering 'there is almost no trust between the two sides'
"I hope we are going to get to the bottom of this, but I make no apologies for taking down that balloon," the US president said
China previously sanctioned the two firms in February last year over a $100-million arms sale to the island
US denies flying surveillance balloons over China, while sources said Secretary of State Blinken was considering meeting top Chinese diplomat Wang Yi at Munich Security Conference this week
The claim comes amid state media reports that Chinese authorities were ‘preparing’ to shoot down an unidentified flying object near a major port city
A meeting would represent the first high-level military exchange between the countries since Nancy Pelosi's contentious visit to Taiwan
UK National Security Adviser Sir Stephen Lovegrove says there is an absence of safeguards to prevent nuclear war, particularly with China.