Taipei has stealthily sourced technology, components, and talent from at least seven nations to help it build an underwater fleet with the potential to exact a heavy toll on any Chinese attack, a Reuters investigation has found. Taiwan had tried to buy a fleet of modern conventional submarines to fend off an existential threat – invasion by China – but there were no takers. Now, as China under President Xi Jinping steps up its military intimidation of Taiwan, an array of foreign submarine-technology vendors, with the approval of their governments, are aiding a secretive program to build subs in Taiwan.
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