- Amidst the looming threat of Chinese military attack, America is now busy making Taiwan an impregnable ‘fort’.
- America is giving 7 extremely deadly weapons to Taiwan, including cruise missiles and drone aircraft
- Not only this, the administration of President Donald Trump of America has increased the pressure on China even more.
The US is now trying to make Taiwan an impregnable ‘fort’ amid the looming threat of Chinese military attack. America is giving 7 extremely deadly weapons to Taiwan, including cruise missiles and drone aircraft. Not only this, the Donald Trump administration of America has increased its pressure on China even more. Earlier, the US had made a policy that it would not give such weapons to Taiwan which angered China. However, after the Hong Kong crisis, the US has now changed its policy.
In the year 2020, the Donald Trump administration is taking a very aggressive stand on Taiwan and the sale of these weapons will take its relationship with China to a very low level. That too when both the countries have made many allegations regarding spying on each other, trade war and corona virus. Taipei has increased arms purchases after President Tsei Ingwen returned to power in Taiwan in January this year.
US seeks to make Taiwan an impregnable ‘fort’
President Wen has given top priority to further strengthen Taiwan’s security. Taiwan is China’s most sensitive regional issue. China says it is a Chinese province and condemns the Trump administration’s cooperation with Taipei. On the other hand, in view of China’s increasing aggression in the South China Sea, the US has started building a fort in Taiwan to challenge the dragon.
Let me tell you that Taiwan’s army is highly trained and has got most of the weapons from the US but China is far ahead of Taiwan in the number of weapons. China itself is making new weapons. These new Taiwanese weapons will be notified in the US Congress soon. Considering China’s aggressive stance, a US official said that there is no balance in the area. The balance is lost there. We think it is dangerous.
Taiwan is afraid that if Trump is defeated, Biden will rarely give such a lethal weapon to Taipei. That is why Taiwan wants to supply these weapons as soon as possible. China is constantly conducting exercises near Taiwan Strait, which further increases the fear of Taiwan. A US official said Taiwan is spending a lot on defense but needs to be self-sufficient.
Collision with China, what weapons America is giving to Taiwan
The US is giving armed drones to Taiwan which also specializes in surveillance. In addition, the US is giving landmines and state-of-the-art missile defense systems to Taiwan to prevent China from attacking the sea route. American tunnels are capable of wrecking Chinese submarines. Apart from this, the US can also provide truck-based rocket launchers, state-of-the-art anti-tank missiles to Taiwan. To protect the coastline, the US may deliver Harpoon anti-ship missiles to Taiwan. In addition, the United States is offering Taiwan state-of-the-art F-16 fighter jets.