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China's missiles targeted at Taiwan to increase to 2,000

China's missiles targeted at Taiwan to increase to 2,000
China's missiles targeted at Taiwan to increase to 2,000
China's missiles targeted at Taiwan to increase to 2,000

Despite efforts to restore military reconciliation through pullout of missiles and confidence building mechanism, China is said to reinforce its defense along its southeast coastlines by increasing the existing some 1,500 missiles to at least 1,800 with an aim to counter America's potential presence in the Taiwan Strait, said an intelligence senior official, according to Liberty Times report today.

Even if China is determined to dismount its missiles targeted at Taiwan to show its goodwill in the maintenance of cross-strait stability, the scheduled production plans of missiles will continue. A number of missile brigades wll still be established. And in fact, some of the exercises toward Taiwan are moved inland or replaced by war games, leading to the impression that the frequency of drills have been lowered, the anonymous official said.

Asked about the intentions behind an upsurge of missiles, the official noted that the military scheme is meant to counter the US with a growing presence in the Pacific Asia regions these years as evidenced in the US-Korea joint drills and the US's staunch remarks on the South China Sea.

However, the comeback of the US is conducive to the maintenance of strategic equilibrium for the Southeast Asian countries unwilling to see the predominance of China in regional affairs. Therefore, the intelligence official said, the relationship of the perennial rivalries, the G-2 duo referred by trend forecasters, will finally reach a “balance of terror” state amid cooperation and confrontation.

Taiwan should have an evolved strategic thinking at the presence of the situations and keep its dialogues with China to distance itself from potential misunderstanding and conflicts, he said, adding that the advantages will finally turn to the island should its people show the dignity and win respect from the world.


Updated : 2021-07-26 11:30 GMT+08:00