Taiwan’s defence ministry has insisted the nation will purchase extra army weapons from the US to ward of China. DW Information’ correspondent William Yang defined to DW Information host Biresh Banerjee tensions had been excessive within the South China Sea area. He additionally mirrored on Taiwan adapting to the potential threats from China and adjusting its methods.
Mr Banerjee mentioned: “Mr Yang, how has Taiwan responded to current Chinese language army exercise across the island?”
Mr Yang replied: “This afternoon we realized that the Taiwanese defence ministry is planning to purchase extra long-range missiles from the US.
“In current weeks we now have realized that Taiwan can also be launching its personal defence programme and growing its personal weapons.
“As we see China’s sample of accelerating the quantity they’re sending their army aircrafts into Taiwan’s ADIZ (Air defence identification zone) within the southwestern half.”
Mr Yang additionally highlighted how Taiwan is adjusting its personal army technique.
He mentioned: “Taiwan has additionally modified its personal methods.
“Moderately than sending fighter jets up and intercepting Chinese language fighter jets on a regular basis, they’re utilizing their long-range missiles to attempt to monitor and see if the Chinese language army plane have accomplished something that threatens general safety.”
On the methods of China and Taiwan, Mr Yang mentioned: “We see that China has actually modified its technique.
“Taiwan has realized to turn into extra affected person and good.
“They’ve additionally turn into extra ambiguous in the case of the way it responds to the frequent Chinese language army threats and aggression.”
In 2020 Taiwan was the biggest recipient of US-made weapons and tools.
Taipei bought $11.8 billion (£8.47 billion) value of army items in 2020.