Taiwan defense report details coastal strategy to repel Chinese forces

Taiwan News
Date: 2019/09/11
By:  Central News Agency

Taiwan defense report in comics (Ministry of National Defense image)

Taiwan's latest defense report, released Wednesday, made public for the first time the military's plans to repel invading Chinese forces along the coast of Taiwan proper as part of the country's new defense strategy adopted since President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) took office in 2016.

In recent decades, the Armed Forces have seen beaches where enemy forces land as the focal point for repelling a potential Chinese invasion, but that emphasis has been broadened to an outer perimeter along the coast since 2017.

Taiwan has been forced to shift its strategy because China has been developing expeditionary warfare and over-the-horizon amphibious assault capabilities that pose a threat all along Taiwan's coastline, a military source previously told local media.

In its 2019 National Defense Report, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) also included a graphic showing exactly how the R.O.C. Armed Forces would repel a Chinese invasion along the coastline.

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