An interesting web site for an overview of the military situation of the ROCN vs PLAN.
[quote]This site’s mission is to document and analyze the relative capabilities between the major combatants of the Republic of China Navy (ROCN), and the People’s Liberation Army Navy (PLAN), in and around the Taiwan Straits.
The comparisons considers at large ROCN vessels compared against corresponding PLAN vessels from the South and East Sea Fleets, and also includes US Naval units from the U.S. 7th Fleet that would most likely be involved in the event of US intervention.
The analysis weights the relative capabilities of all units and ranks the relative strength, both for the case of direct ROCN vs PLAN conflict, and in the event of US intervention by either a SAG supported by SSNs, or a CSG supported by SSNs, and based on that intervention coming in relation to the US Taiwan Relations Act of 1979, passed by the US Congress, which Presidents of the United States since that time have affirmed, meaning that although one nation and one capital of China is recognized by the United States, no forced, military reunification of the two China’s is acceptable. Reunification must come about peacefully.
Use the links above to navigate the site. Note that many pages on this site are pictorial intensive and will load slowly on any dial-up connection.