Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is trying to modernize the island’s armed forces, and increasing funding for this is a top priority, especially as Beijing increases diplomatic and military pressure.
Madrid, September 16 (European News Agency)-The Taiwanese authorities plan to invest 9 billion U.S. dollars (approximately 8 billion euros) in the purchase of weapons, including new missiles, because they see this as a “huge threat” in parts of China.
Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen is trying to modernize the island’s armed forces, and increasing funding for this is a top priority, especially as Beijing is increasing its diplomatic and military pressure on the territory, which it considers to be a province under its sovereignty. .
This amount is part of the budget for the military sector in 2022. It must be approved and approved by Parliament.
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said in a statement: “The Chinese Communist Party continues to invest heavily in its defense budget. Their military strength is increasing. They have deployed aircraft and ships to invade and harass our oceans and airspace.”
According to information from the Central News Agency’s television network, Taiwan has repeatedly tried to show that it can defend itself, especially considering that if China decides to attack the territory, the United States will lend a hand.
Taipei stated that it intends to buy cruise missiles as well as new warships.