By: S.H. Lu and Flor Wang
Taipei, Aug. 31 (CNA) Judging from China’s military investment and modernization in recent years, China would probably invade Taiwan under certain circumstances, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said in a report submitted to the Legislative Yuan on Monday.
In its 2015 report on China’s military power, the MND assessed that China might invade Taiwan in some critical situations, which could include a declaration of Taiwan independence or moves by the country toward de-jure independence. Other scenarios also include massive civil unrest, Taiwan obtaining nuclear weapons, or foreign troops being deployed in Taiwan.
Delays by Taiwan over cross-Taiwan Strait talks on peaceful unification or foreign intervention in Taiwan’s internal affairs could also prompt China to invade Taiwan, the MND assessed. [FULL STORY]