24 Sep 2021

Taiwan says China is a ‘bully’ after one of the largest PLA warplane incursions yet

Beijing sent a total of 24 warplanes into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone on Thursday, This was the third-largest incursion in the past two years of heightened tensions between the two countries. The aircrafts, including bombers, fighter jets, anti-submarine planes, airborne early warning and control planes entered as a cohort

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30 Aug 2021

August 2021 OODA Loop Monthly Meeting Generates Actionable Insights Into A Chaotic World

OODA Network members are invited to participate in a monthly video call to discuss items of common interest to our membership. These highly collaborative sessions are always a great way for our members to meet and interact with each other while talking about topics like global risks, emerging technologies, cybersecurity, and current or future events impacting their organizations. We also use these sessions to help better focus our research and reporting on member needs.

The August monthly meeting focused on issues around Afghanistan and the many geopolitical and business related elements of these chaotic events. Members also discussed topics in the OODA C-Suite Report.

This post was generated from the OODA Network Member monthly meeting and access is restricted accordingly. If you are an OODA Subscriber, but not a member of our expert network, you will not be able to access this content.

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13 Jul 2021

Tech Firms to Buy Covid-19 Vaccines on Behalf of Taiwan’s Government

Taiwan has been short on Covid-19 vaccines and was locked in a geopolitical fight with China over access to the BioNTech vaccine. Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Co. and Hon Hai Precision Industry Co. have purchased 10 million shots from BioNTech on behalf of the Taiwanese government. The two technology companies are

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01 Jul 2021

Xi warns China will not be ‘oppressed’ in anniversary speech

China’s President Xi Jinping has warned that foreign powers should not interfere with China’s affairs, threatening to take action if they attempt to bully or influence the country in a defiant speech at an event marking the centenary of the ruling Communist Party. The remarks were made on Thursday. Mr.

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17 May 2021

Taiwan was a Covid success story. Now it’s fighting its biggest outbreak

Taiwan successfully battled the first wave of Covid-19 infections, praised by the rest of the world for keeping infection rates low and effectively governing lockdown measures. However, the country has been hit with an unexpected second outbreak, prompting new restrictions such as limits on gatherings in the capital as it

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26 Apr 2021

Chance of China, Taiwan conflict should not be discounted – Australian defence minister

Australian Defense Minister Peter Dutton gave a speech on Sunday, addressing the delicate nature of relations between Taiwan, its allies, and China. Dutton stated that the chance of a conflict involving China over Taiwan should not be overlooked, furthering that Australia plans to work with its allies within the region

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07 Apr 2021

C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions

Something is different in the geopolitical situation today. The reasons are probably a combination of factors that include the pandemic, the rise of the global grid of cyberspace, plus the payoff of years of planning and strategic moves by our adversaries. But whatever the reasons, the world today is more complicated and more dangerous than the world of just a year ago, and in many cases the risks being faced by open societies have never been seen before. The changes are so significant, OODA recommends all business leaders take stock of the geopolitical situation and assess how the nature of these changes should impact your business strategy.

“The world is a more dangerous and complicated place than it was just a year ago. Your corporate strategy and defensive posture needs to reflect that”

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07 Apr 2021

In Continued Escalation of Crisis: China flanks Taiwan with military exercises in air and sea

On Monday, China’s armed forces conducted military exercises simultaneously to the east and west of Taiwan. For strategic context on the meaning of this activity and what business leaders should do about it see: C-Suite Considerations Regarding Current Geopolitical Tensions The move has been identified as a warning to the

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02 Apr 2021

Passenger train carrying 490 derails in Taiwan, killing at least 51 and injuring dozens

A passenger train derailed in a tunnel in eastern Taiwan, killing 51 and injuring dozens. The eight car train carrying 490 passengers came off the rails just north of Hualien Friday morning. In the tunnel, several carriages hit the wall. The train driver is one of the casualties and the

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25 Jan 2021

China flies warplanes close to Taiwan in early test of Biden

Over the weekend, China dispatched two formations of warplanes dangerously close to the Island of Taiwan. This presents a significant foreign policy challenge just days into the new administration. China is seemingly testing the new US president by deploying the warplanes as Taiwan is a self-governing nation that China seeks

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