Saturday, March 18, 2017

Taiwan new defense strategy

Taiwan  new defense strategy is, It is pledging to strengthen its defense capabilities to counter China's growing military.

Taiwan Authorities undertake  a defense review every four years and this cycle's was presented to parliament on Thursday. This is the first such report since President Tsai Ing-wen of the Democratic Progressive Party was sworn in last May.

 Essence of such reports ,China has not abandoned the possibility of using force against Taiwan.  China has been increasing its defense spending to rapidly modernize its equipment.

Further, China already has the capability to blockade Taiwan and take control of outlying islands.

The report pledges to introduce new armaments, including a new type of stealth fighter jet that can take off and land vertically. Stealth crafts are hard to detect by radar. The authorities also promise to tackle cyber-warfare.

The report has a program to develop Taiwan's defense industry. It aims to push the construction of domestically-produced submarines and other hardware as part of an effort to spur the economy.

The report notes China maintains an advantage in military preparedness and is stepping up military threats using fighter planes and vessels. The document is evidence that Tsai's administration will quickly review Taiwan's defense strategy.

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