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Taiwan Says It Needs Long-Range, Precise Weapons To Stop China Amid Heightened Tensions

Days after China intimidated Taiwan by sending jets and bombers to its air defense zone, the island nation has stressed the need to have long-range, accurate weapons to deter China.

Taiwan Defence Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng told Parliament on Monday that the “development of equipment must be long-range, precise, and mobile so that the enemy can sense that we are prepared as soon as they dispatch their troops.”

This comes as Taiwan proposed extra spending of almost $9 billion over the next five years to upgrade weapons, including on new missiles, in the light of the “severe threat” from their giant neighbor, reported Reuters.

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