Want China Times
By: CNA and Staff Reporter
Judging from China’s military investment and modernization in recent years, China would
probably invade Taiwan under certain circumstances, Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said in a report submitted to the country’s Legislature on Monday.
In its 2015 report on China’s military power, the ministry assessed that China might invade Taiwan in some critical situations, which could include a declaration of formal 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-strait talks on peaceful unification or foreign intervention in Taiwan’s internal affairs could also prompt China to invade, the ministry assessed. [FULL STORY]