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Keeping Taiwan Online

Looming threat: Taiwan would be particularly vulnerable to a communications cut-off in the event of a Chinese blockade. Image: SeanPavonePhoto / Adobe Stock

The threat of an internet cut-off looms in Taiwan, as a months-long outage on Matsu earlier this year made plain. To defend itself from a possible Chinese invasion or prolonged blockade, the island must strengthen its satellite-communication capabilities, rather than seek the services of Elon Musk’s Starlink.

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