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China deploys 2000 missiles against Taiwan

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posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 03:56 AM
This is sharp increase from the previous years... despite relations between the two getting better...

Report Says China Increasing Missiles Targeting Taiwan To 2,000

A Taiwanese Defense Ministry-sponsored study says China is increasing the number of missiles aimed at Taiwan to 2,000.

China is gaining a military dominance over Taiwan, and the enhanced missile stockpile could be capable of devastating 90 per cent of the self-ruled island's key assets, according to a report published on Monday in the Defense Ministry's naval studies journal.

Just a reminder on the whole situation.

The US policy is to support Taiwan in military conflict against China IF China invades/attacks them without any reason. And also to provide them with any military hardware they want except nukes of course..and probably ICBMs.

IF however, Taiwan were to declare sovereignty, the US wouldn't have to go help Taiwan if attacked by China.

The present Taiwanese government is friendly to China, while at the same time vowing to have strong Taiwanese armed forces to prevent a Chinese attack.

In late 2008, the US did a 6.4 billion $ deal with Taiwan to sell them Patriots missiles, black hawk helicopters and new pieces and upgrades for their F-16s. China had been angered by this.

Now they want new stuff : they want new torpedoes, the MK54 model, they want Abrams tanks and amphibious landing vehicles.

For a comparison on the number of missiles facing Taiwan...
2001 : 300
2008 : 1400
2010 : 2000

So even if diplomatic and economic relations are getting warmer, China is continuing increasing their missile barrage against Taiwan...hopefully just for show.

posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 05:07 AM
China musts reunite, that is the common faith of all Chinese people,
(not only the desire of Communist party)
If the hegemony dares to prevent China from reunification,
I believe Chinese people had rather wage a war with the hegemony.
So think twice when you decide to intervene in China's internal affairs.

[edit on 21-7-2010 by gs001]

posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 05:17 AM
reply to post by gs001

Since you so easily speak for all the Chinese people, i just want to ask you this - do you (aka all Chinese people) understand that most possible result of this war with "hegemony" will be nuclear exchange? Which would mean that lots of Chinese people would die.
Will even victory - gaining small island - will be worth deaths of hundreds of millions and lost of huge territories in mainland China to radiation and pollution which would mean death of further hundreds of millions from hunger?
So all Chinese people (aka you) should think it all through.

posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 05:31 AM
The possible war is known to the Taiwaneese as "The 3 days war".

Taiwanesse people are proud members of China. Taiwan R.O.C (Republic of China)

Both sides know that war is a low possibility. Makes me wonder how many missiles China has pointed at the rest of the world. Might as well throw in USA too. Where do we have ours pointed at?

The Taiwanesse are not scared of the war, they understand the situation very well. We as outsiders should understand that it was only about 1939 that Cheng Kai Shiek lead the mass exodus and partial revolt of Mao.

This is still pretty new. Touchy subject over there. I haven't walked a Taipei street in almost 5 years now, so the sentiments might be a little different presently.

[edit on 21-7-2010 by sticky]

posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 05:32 AM
reply to post by ZeroKnowledge

You can ask any Chinese about this issue( pro communist or not), then
you will get the answer.
As for nuclear weapon, China has declared not to use it firstly, if the hegemony dare to use it, retaliation is inevitable.
of course, now Chinese military power is not comparable with the hegemony, that is why China must spend more money to enhance it.

[edit on 21-7-2010 by gs001]

posted on Jul, 21 2010 @ 07:17 AM
this is what happen when you give people with fire power targets to shoot at.

to overcome an enemy with superior weaponry, you must force him to fight at your level. like the US in iraq, we have all these weapon but no target. we are forced to fight guerilla style. they will eventually outlast.

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