Date: Jul 25, 2015
By: EL Borromeo
As 2016 approaches, wherein Taiwan will be holding a presidential election, China heightens
its efforts to make more replicas of Taiwan targets that will be used for simulated attacks.
The physical mock-ups, which the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has been making since 2014, reflect Beijing’s “preparations for a military struggle” with Taiwan, a Chinese military expert revealed on Friday.
Andrei Chang, also known as Pinkov who founded the Canada-based Kanwa Defense Review, stated that China has been increasing its preparations because the government of its capital city is concerned about the “potentially drastic changes in Taiwan’s political situation” that may arise after the presidential election.
Compared with the incumbent Taiwanese President Ma Ying-jeou, Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) chair and a front-runner in the presidential bid Tsai Ing-wen is expected to be in a less conciliatory position toward China. [FULL STORY]