By: Ko Lin, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
Democratic Progressive Party lawmakers again slammed President Ma Ying-jeou for not
expressing his strong opposition to Chinese President Xi Jinping’s bland response regarding the mainland’s arsenal of missiles just across the 160-kilometer Taiwan Strait, reports said Monday.
During a question-and-answer session at the legislature in Taipei, DPP Legislator Tuan Yi-kang slammed Mainland Affairs Council (MAC) Minister Andrew Hsia for not paying attention to China’s missile deployment, and Ma’s inaptitude towards such threat.
According to the Ministry of National Defense, there are currently over 1,700 ballistic warheads pointed at Taiwan, of which 1,500 are short-range missiles capable of hitting nowhere else but Taiwan and its surrounding offshore islands.
“If they are not meant for Taiwan, where else can they hit aside from us?” Tuan asked. [FULL STORY]