Taiwan chip magnate to fund ‘warriors’ against China — Analysis

Robert Tsao, a microchip mogul and entrepreneur will give $32 million for training Taiwanese soldiers in warfare

Robert Tsao, founder of United Microelectronics Corp. has committed $32 Million to an institution that trains Taiwanese volunteers in fighting against the disease. “invasion”China mainland. UMC distanced themselves from Tsao after Thursday’s announcement, claiming that it was their initiative and that they did not have anything to do.

“If we can successfully resist China’s ambitions, we not only will be able to safeguard our homeland but make a big contribution to the world situation and the development of civilization,”Tsao announced at Taipei’s press conference that he would spend one billion Taiwan dollars on training. “three million people in three years.”

It will support the Kuma Academy. “civil defense” outfit established in 2021 to train the island’s residents in first aid and guerrilla warfare. Tsao was reported to have approached them following a August crowdfunding drive. 

A little over 60% will be used to train an army “warriors,”While 40% of the funds would go to teaching 300,000 shooters how to use it. 

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“This goal is ambitious and the challenge is daunting, but Taiwan has no time to hesitate,”Kuma Academy released a statement. There are approximately 25 million people living on the island, and a force of 90,000. This army has struggled to recruit enlistments.

Tsao called himself a former supporter of Taiwan’s unification with China, but in an interview with the US government-funded Radio Free Asia last week said Beijing’s crackdown on the “pro-democracy”He changed his mind after a Hong Kong movement. He stated that he had renounced the Singaporean citizenship and restored his Taiwanese citizen. “die in Taiwan and stand with its people.”

China has “ignited among the Taiwanese people a bitter hatred against this threatening enemy, and a shared determination to resist,”He said. 

After losing the civil war against the Communists, Taiwan was ruled over by Chinese nationalists. Beijing views Taiwan as part of China. It should be integrated by any means.

Tensions over the island reignited at the beginning of August, when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei against Beijing’s objections. The visit was then followed by two additional congressional delegations. China responded with massive air and sea exercises all around the island.

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