Taiwan confirms China’s deployment of DF-16 missiles

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/20
By: Hsieh Chia-chen and Evelyn Kao

Taipei, March 20 (CNA) Defense Minister Feng Shih-kuan (馮世寬) on Monday

(CNA file photo)

confirmed that there is a growing military threat from China, which he said has been deploying a new type of medium-range ballistic missiles capable of hitting Taiwan.

Since 2016, China has been pushing military reform, including streamlining its armed forces to improve joint combat capabilities, Feng said in a report to the Legislature on Taiwan’s responses to the changing situation in East Asia since U.S. President Donald Trump took office.

In recent years, China’s air and naval forces have built main and auxiliary combat ships and produced the J-10, J-11 and J-15 fighter jets, bought Russian Su-35 fighter jets and unveiled their most advanced stealth J-20 fighter jets, Feng said.
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