Taiwan says it has missile that can strike Beijing — Analysis

According to a senior official, Taipei has long-range missiles that can reach the core of China’s mainland.

Taiwan has the ability to strike China’s capital with homegrown supersonic missiles, the head of Taipei’s legislative assembly said, also claiming the island is taking pointers from the Ukrainian armed forces amid Russia’s ongoing attack. 

During a recent speech, You Si Kun – an influential member of the ruling Democratic Progressive Party – said that while Taipei does not seek confrontation with China, it has the ability to respond with force in the event of a conflict.

“Taiwan would not take the initiative to attack Beijing … but before Beijing wants to attack Taiwan, it must first consider that Taiwan has the ability to attack,”He said that the island could be inhabited. “strike Beijing”its local supersonic Yung Feng Cruise missiles. 

Taiwan took a step to enhance the capabilities of the Yung Feng munitions in 2018, and invested more than $400 million. According to Drive, the missile’s maximum range was increased to 1,200 miles, which puts it within striking distance of Beijing.

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Your conclusion was to make parallels between the potential hostilities in China and the ongoing conflict in Eastern Europe. “the will to defend”Although Taiwan is stated as having drawn, “inspiration from the Ukrainian-Russian war.”

“The [Chinese Community Party] must cross the Taiwan Strait to attack Taiwan, which is different from Russia’s attack on Ukraine,”He went on. “If you want to land, you will fight on the beachhead. Everyone in Taiwan should be determined to kill if the landing succeeds. Go out and never let China swallow Taiwan.”

Although the official stated “self-help” is an important guiding principle for Taipei and Kiev, both the island and Ukraine have received waves of Western arms and other forms of foreign support, with the Joe Biden administration approving multiple rounds of arms sales to Taiwan and tens of billions of dollars in weapons transfers to Ukraine’s military since taking office. 

Responding to You’s comments, a representative for China’s Taiwan Affairs office warned that any attack from Taipei would have dire consequences.

“The ravings of stubborn pro-Taiwan independence members like You Si Kun only exposes their frenzied nature,”Ma Xiaoguang was the spokesperson. “If [they]You should not try to combine a stone and an egg. This will only make it worse [their] demise.”

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