PLA general upset by idea that Taiwan could be defended

Want China Times
Date: 2015-04-13
By: Staff Reporter

In a vitriolic response to a Taiwan-based journalist’s assessment of ways Taiwan could stave

Wang Hongguang, former commander of the Nanjing Military Region. (Internet photo)

Wang Hongguang, former commander of the Nanjing Military Region. (Internet photo)

off a potential Chinese invasion, retired PLA lieutenant general Wang Hongguang wrote in the nationalistic People’s Daily-run tabloid Global Times on April 10 that Taiwan cannot withstand a full-scale war with the People’s Liberation Army militarily, politically, economically or psychologically.

In a piece titled Taiwan’s Master Plan to Defeat China in a War written for National Interest magazine last month, Taiwan affairs specialist J Michael Cole had proposed three ways for Taiwan to overcome a Chinese invasion. First, Taiwan must win the war before it starts through promising an unacceptable amount of pain to the PLA, the leadership in Beijing and the Chinese population, he said.     [FULL  STORY]

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