Taiwan Says China Can “Paralyse” Its Defences, and the Threat of Force Is Even Greater


September 4th, 2021

FILE PHOTO: A Taiwan domestically-built Indigenous Defense Fighter (IDF) releases flares during annual Han Kuang military drill simulating the China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) invading the island, in Pingtung county, southern Taiwan August 25, 2016. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu/File Photo

According to Reuters news on September 1st, 2021, China’s armed forces can “paralyse”Taiwan’s defences and are easily able to monitor its deployments. Beijing is stepping up military activities around the island, which it regards as Chinese territory. Beijing has never given up the use of force to bring democratic Taiwan under its control.

In its annual report to Parliament Taiwan’s Defence Ministry thought that China still lacked the capability to launch a full assault on Taiwan. However, this year’s report said that China can launch what it termed “soft and hard electronic attacks”, including blocking communications across the western part of the first island chain, the string of islands that run from the Japanese archipelago, through Taiwan and down to the Philippines.

To read the full news, please click here: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/taiwan-says-china-can-paralyse-its-defences-threat-worsening-2021-09-01/

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