Taiwanese MP addresses possibility of invasion from China

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Taiwanese MP Wang Ting-yu has lashed out at Xi Jinping over China’s threats to invade his country. A member of Taiwan’s Foreign Affairs and National Defense Committee told Express.co.uk the ‘philosophy’ behind the island’s defense in the event of an all-out war. Wang Ting-yu warned that any attempt to annex Taiwan by brute military force would be costly both in time and in lives. 

Mr Wang told Express.co.uk: “It’s never enough to Taiwan…

“A country’s such as China is huge with capitals, money, with resources and they have a strong relationship to international society.

“To Taiwan, we have 23 million people here and we are an important role in the supply chain.

“However, we know we cannot get fair arrangement and trade with the world, in some occasion we cannot even call ourselves Taiwan.

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He added: “We understand we are not naive, we need to survive, then develop, then we can do something we want.

“So we are survivors, we have the ability of the resilence, so we know we have to make China think before they move. 

“They have to understand if they dare to invade Taiwan they will lose their important economic area near the seaside and we need to make them understand he can not invent Taiwan successfully, or according to their announcement within a couple of days, it is impossible.

“It takes times, it takes resources, it takes lives, so we have to make Taiwan like a hedgehog.


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“If you want to bite us yes, you are big we are small, but if you dare to bite Taiwan, our sting will make you blocked.

“So that’s our basic philosophy to protect our country. “

Wang Ting-yu has vowed his country is prepared to fend off an attack from the People’s Republic of China in the event Beijing miscalculates and triggers an all-out war between the sides.

He told Express.co.uk: “China wants to swallow up Taiwan if they could.

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“So, since 2013, China tried to increase the integration of the air force, navy, their capability, they invest a lot of budget in their Air Force and the Navy.

“So since then they are using their air fighters, bombers, their vessels to harass Taiwan more aggressively, so, to Taiwan, the Chinese Communist threat is kind of daily life.

“However, we understand that China they gain their capability day after day so we need to be cautious, we need to watch their moves closely.”

He added: “Now the real danger in this region is the Chinese PLA (People’s Liberation Army) their military, they are too competent, they are too cocky.”

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