Taiwan’s Defence Minister Urges His Country To Be Prepared For China’s Sudden Attack
Taiwan’s Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng on Monday said that there are chances China’s military can enter from air and sea space and further pressed for increased military exchanges with the US
Amidst the war-like situation worldwide, Taiwan’s Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng on Monday urge the country to be prepared for a “sudden entry” of the separated rivals.
He added there are chances China’s military can enter from air and sea space. And further pressed for increased military exchanges with the US.
Addressing the lawmakers in parliament, Chiu stressed the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) might find excuses to enter areas close to Taiwan’s territorial air and sea space.
He highlighted PLA’s sudden entry into Taiwan’s contiguous zone might get closer to its territory, 22 km from its coast.
Chiu emphasised making the comments specifically because he is sure of China’s preparation and stated looking forward Taiwan will also use force if needed, he added
He further raised concerns over China’s announcement to increase its military spending by 7.2 per cent to 1.55 trillion yuan, while hinting that Beijing is already preparing for the use of force under necessary circumstances to potentially capture the self-ruled island.
Meanwhile, China has officially stated Beijing to take firm measures to defend its sovereignty and territorial integrity.
According to reports, in recent years China has also intensified its military activities around Taiwan that include daily air force incursions into the island’s air defence identification zone.
China has not ruled out the possibility of using force to achieve unification with Taiwan.
Chiu’s concern for Taiwan is a matter of real tension as the country is under threat of an invasion by China.