World War 3: China ‘no doubt’ targeting Taiwan as military activity SOARS,

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CHINA is "no doubt" targeting Taiwan by building up its military capabilities, according to a Taiwanese official.


PUBLISHED: 03:23, Fri, Oct 23, 2020 | UPDATED: 10:05, Fri, Oct 23, 2020

Joseph Wu, Taiwan’s Foreign Minister, made the claim yesterday during an interview with India’s WION news. He referred to a significant increase in Chinese military aircraft entering Taiwan’s air identification zone as an example of intensifying activity in the region.

Mr Wu also said Taiwan was building up its own military capabilities in response.

Of Beijing’s military, the foreign minister told WION news’ Palki Sharma: “Not only do they try to build up their missile capabilities, but they also try to build up their conventional capabilities.

“I think the target is Taiwan, there’s no doubt about it.

“They’re also trying to intensify their military activities around Taiwan. In the last couple of months, we saw the Chinese military activities – especially the activities in the air – have been increasing tremendously.”

He accused China of sending aircraft across the median line which divides the Taiwan Strait – a boundary which he said “has been safeguarding peace and stability and the status quo for decades”.

He said Taiwan is increasing its own defence forces “to prevent China from thinking that they can take Taiwan over very quickly”.