Connect with us

Asia Pacific

Taiwan Deploys Advance Missiles Targeting Shanghai and Hong Kong



Will the China-Taiwan dispute translate into a War? Reports suggest that Taiwan has moved its advanced missile systems to have major Chinese cities, including Shanghai and Hong Kong, within their striking distance. The cruise missile is believed to be highly capable of inflicting devastating impact on Mainland China. What China regards as an act of aggression, Taiwan regards it as a Right to Self Defence.

Taiwan Deploys Missiles To Hit Chinese Cities

As reported by Daily Star, Taiwan has moved it’s highly advanced home-manufactured Hsiung Feng IIE land attack cruise missiles to the northwestern base in Taoyuan City.  From Taoyuan City, most of the major Chinese cities fall within the striking distance, Fuzhou being the closest.

The peak range of this missile is 1500 km and even Hong Kong and Shangai will fall within the striking distance of this missile in case of a full-fledged war erupts. In case of a war with China, Taiwan is assured of full US support.

In recent times China’s stance on the China-Taiwan conflict has been very aggressive. Both the nations have escalated their military might to keep themselves prepared for the war. The J-16 fifth-generation fighter jets of China were seen participating in military drills in a show of combat strength to Taiwan. Taiwan too has deployed its first fleet of the US made Apache attack helicopters to counter China’s threats.

The dispute escalated further after China pressurised international airlines to change the reference of Taiwan. China urged more than 40 international airlines to change the description of Tapei on their websites and marketing portals. Buckling to China’s pressure, most of the airlines went about making the changes. The changes, however, infuriated Taiwan which is now considering punitive actions against these airlines.

China increased militarization in the South China Sea has also been a concern for Taiwan which claims the ownership of islands in the region. China has been building artificial islands in the region and is militarising them with lethal weapons.

More News at EurAsian Times




China-aerial-space-Indian-Drone China-aerial-space-Indian-Drone
Americas6 hours ago

US Demonstrates Technology To Launch A ‘Drone From A Drone’ & Recover It Back Mid-Air

General Atomics, the American defence giant has stated that it has carried out captive carry tests of its new air-launched...

Featured7 hours ago

After Ladakh, Why Gilgit-Baltistan Could Be Next Big Flash Point Between India And China?

In a bid to gain further control on the disputed Gilgit-Baltistan region, Islamabad has decided to upgrade its status as...

sharif-modi-meeting sharif-modi-meeting
Featured9 hours ago

Nawaz Sharif’s Speech Against Pakistan Army Widely Celebrated In India – Imran Khan

Pakistan PM Imran Khan denounced former PM Nawaz Sharif and stated that the opposition has only one agenda i.e. how...

Asia Pacific20 hours ago

Indian Army Has Deployed Additional 100,000 Troops Near The LAC – Top Chinese General

Despite the sixth round of Corps Commander level meeting between India and China which failed to provide any significant breakthrough,...

F18-India-Deal F18-India-Deal
Featured20 hours ago

NATO Commitment Forces Germany To Acquire F-18 Super Hornets & Reduce Number Of Typhoons

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is looking to procure the new Eurofighter Typhoons and F-18 Super Hornets to bridge the gap...

Expert Reviews22 hours ago

‘Hot Winters’ Ahead – China Says PLA Needs To Teach A Harsh Lesson To ‘Insincere’ India – OPED

The portents of war between China and India seem to be getting more and more darker by every passing day....

Featured1 day ago

SAAB Delivers Gripen-E Jets To Brazil; Offers ‘Exceptional Deal’ To The Indian Air Force

With India’s new FDI model under the new indigenization drive, SAAB has seen it as a lucrative offer and is...

Europe1 day ago

After Rafale Jets, This Air Force Wants Stealth F-35s That Was Once Meant For Turkey?

While some recent reports indicated that with the arrival of F-35s, UAE cold shed some of its F-16s and sell...

j20-vs-tejas j20-vs-tejas
Asia Pacific1 day ago

Taiwanese Expert Says ‘Bathrooms Best Place To Hide’ During Chinese Air Raids, Missile Attack

As tensions between China and Taiwan are only increasing day by day, former Ministry of Defense advisor Sung Chao-wen on...

Featured1 day ago

Indian SU-30 MKI Jets Loaded With BrahMos Missiles Practice Hitting Chinese Assets Far Away From Ladakh

Soaring tensions between India and China in Ladakh has seen both the sides deploying thousands of troops, heavy artillery and...