Defense ministry ‘not intimidated’ by PLA parade

Radio Taiwan International
Date: 2017-08-01

The Ministry of National Defense has said Taiwan will not get into an arms war with

Defense ministry spokesperson Chen Chung-chi (center) (CNA file photo)

China. That’s after China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) showed off some of its most advanced hardware at the weekend.

Communist Party chief Xi Jinping carried out a troop review at a massive parade in Inner Mongolia. The parade was intended to mark the 90th anniversary of the PLA’s founding. Among the hardware on display were the J-16 fighter jet, the J-20 stealth fighter and the country’s latest intercontinental ballistic missile.

Video footage revealed that the Zhurihe military base in Inner Mongolia also features a mockup of Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building. The building was seen as a backdrop to the parade and is presumably used for invasion drills.    [FULL  STORY]

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