Military ‘can strike deep in Chinese territory’

The China Post
Date: March 17, 2017
By: By Joseph Yeh

The Taiwan military is capable of striking Chinese bases up to 1,000 kilometers away should a cross-strait war break out, a Defense Ministry official said Friday.

During an interpellation session in the Legislature’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee, Lt. Gen. Chiang Chen-chung (姜振中) was asked by a ruling party lawmaker whether the nation’s armed forces could launch attacks on enemy territory in addition to defending Taiwan in the case of conflict.

“We do have the capability and we are continuing to reinforce such capability,” Chiang said.

The answer came after the lawmaker, the Democratic Progressive Party’s (DPP) Wang Ting-yu (王定宇), said that the closest Chinese army base to Taiwan was only 250 kilometers from Taiwan’s coastline while the most distant base was 1,380 km away.

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