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
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