onsdag 25. august 2021

Taiwan 'Absolutely Capable' of Stopping China's Missiles, Says Tsai Ing-wen

Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen talked up her country's missile deterrence on Monday and called on the armed forces to "anticipate the enemy" as reports emerge of a $7 billion special budget to ramp up the island's precision strike capabilities. Marking the 63rd anniversary of the 1958 Taiwan Strait Crisis, Tsai visited the air force's missile command headquarters and the Defense Ministry's arms manufacturing center. In brief remarks, she again stressed the importance of self-defense.

"We may not be able to control where the enemy points its missiles, but we are absolutely capable of stopping hostile missiles from striking our beloved homeland," she said in a reference to China's rocket forces across the strait.