Taiwan concerned that China could launch a full scale invasion by 2025

Taiwan concerned that China could launch a full scale invasion by 2025

Taiwan concerned that China could launch a full scale invasion by 2025

Chiu Kuo-cheng, the defence minister of Taiwan, warned on Wednesday, that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) would have by 2025 acquired the capability to launch a full-scale invasion of the island. 

Over a four day period beginning last Friday, Taiwan reported close to 150 Chinese air force aircraft entered its air defence zone, part of a pattern of what Taipei calls Beijing’s continued harassment of the Chinese-claimed island.

Taiwan’s special military spending over the next five years will go mostly toward naval weapons including anti-ship weapons such as land-based missile systems. Taiwan is especially concerned by the recent advances made by China over the past several days when record numbers of Chinese military aircraft repeatedly flew over Taiwan’s air defence identification zone.