Taiwan wants more long-range weapons to fight China, to increase defence spending

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Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Monday that Taiwan needed to have long-range, precise weapons to properly deter China, which is rapidly developing its own system to attack the island.

Taipei: Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Monday that Taiwan needs to have long-range, precise weapons to properly deter China, which is rapidly developing its own system to attack the island.

Taiwan this month proposed an additional $9 billion in defense spending over the next five years, including new missiles. It was reported that the reason for this is the urgent need to upgrade weapons to counter the grave threat from neighboring China. Let us tell you that China claims the territory of Taiwan.

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Speaking in parliament, Chiu said Taiwan should be able to tell China that it can defend itself.

Referring to Taiwan’s missile capability, he said, “The equipment should be a long-range precision striker, so that the enemy can understand that we are ready as soon as they send their forces.”

In a written report to parliament in the presence of Chiu, the ministry said medium- and long-range missiles were being used in interception exercises at a major test facility on Taiwan’s southeast coast.

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Chiu declined to give details to reporters about how far Taiwan’s missiles could strike. Let us tell you that the government often keeps all such information secret.

Taiwan, in its annual report on China’s military, offered an unusually harsh assessment of China’s capabilities, saying they could undermine Taiwan’s defenses and be able to fully oversee our deployment.

Chiu said it was important that the people of Taiwan remain aware of the danger they face. Asked where China would attack first in the event of a war, Chiu replied that it would be Taiwan’s command and communications capability.

“The Chinese Communists’ capability on this has grown exponentially. They can disrupt our command, control, communications and intelligence systems, for example some radar stations are definitely being attacked first,” he said. said.

“We need to be able to hide and change the situation,” he said.

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Taiwan has long complained repeatedly about Chinese military activity near it, particularly the entry of Air Force jets into Taiwan’s air defense sector.

China is stepping up efforts to force the democratically governed island to accept Chinese sovereignty. Most Taiwanese have objected to being ruled by autocratic China.

First published:September 27, 2021, 12:24 pm

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