‘Extremely dangerous’ In the midst of war tensions, Chinese assaults could ‘paralyze’ Taiwanese defenses.
According to a new analysis from Taiwan’s Ministry of Defense, China’s military forces are capable of ‘paralyzing’ the island’s defenses.
China is capable of thoroughly monitoring deployments and unleashing devastating electronic attacks, according to an annual assessment on Beijing’s military. China has allegedly enhanced its power by employing Beidou, China’s own GPS navigation system, according to the ministry.
With drones and intelligence gathering ships, Beijing can keep an eye on movements near Taiwan.
Beijing might undertake “soft and hard electronic attacks,” including disrupting communications across the western portion of the first island chain, which runs from Taiwan to the Philippines, according to a report to Parliament on China’s military.
“China can combine with its online army to launch wired and wireless strikes against the worldwide internet, initially paralyzing our air defenses, command of the sea, and counter-attack system capacities, posing a significant threat to us,” according to the study.
Chinese agents in Taiwan might undertake a “decapitation strike” to destabilize infrastructure, according to the study.
China is attempting to position itself to delay ‘foreign military intervention’ in an attack on Taiwan, according to the ministry, by conducting more exercises with its aircraft carriers.
Beijing has boosted military actions surrounding Taiwan in recent months and promised to bring about “reunification” with the island republic, which it regards to be part of its territory.
Taiwan, on the other hand, opposes Chinese reunification and Beijing’s rule.
Despite this, Chinese President Xi Jinping has previously stated that the island should be annexed, claiming that there is “no room for any type of Taiwan independence.”
“Xi Jinping has sent a very public and very obvious signal that Taiwan is not an issue that will be passed down to the next generation,” said Dr Nick Bisley of La Trobe University in Australia.
“Of course, he is no longer bound by term limitations. He’ll stay there for quite some time.
“We have no idea how long it will take. However, it appears that there is one.”
Despite the fact that many Taiwan citizens want the island to be independent, China considers Taiwan to be a province of their territory.
Due to its own constitution and democratically elected authorities, Taiwan is widely regarded as an independent state.
Taiwan’s current political standing, on the other hand, is still unknown.