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China could conduct ‘full-scale’ invasion by 2025, Taiwan says

09:22, 06 October 2021
China could conduct ‘full-scale’ invasion by 2025, Taiwan says Photo: Wikimedia

Taiwan’s Defense Minister expressed concerns about Chinese possible large-scale invasion to the island by 2025.


Chiu Kuo-cheng speaking about the recent warplane incursion into Taiwanese air defense zone emphasized that the relationship between two countries has been considerably impaired, noting that such a strain between them hasn’t been that for more than 40 years.

The Minister said that there is always a risk for “misfire” across the Taiwan Strait, adding that the “urgency” is already “right in front of me.”

“By 2025, China will bring the cost and attrition to its lowest.”

“It has the capacity now, but it will not start a war easily, having to take many other things into consideration.”

The level of anxiety has reached the top as China has been repeatedly sending its aircraft into Taiwanese air defense zone from Friday to Tuesday. The overall warplane units sent counted for more than 150.

On the day of China’s National Day, which was on Friday, China sent 38 warplanes towards Taiwan followed by 39 aircraft on Saturday and 16 were seen on Sunday.

Taiwan identified some warplanes to be J-16 fighter jets and H-6 bombers. They aircraft flew near the island on Monday, before four more Chinese J-16s directed to the southwestern part of Taiwan’s air defense zone. 

Taiwan believes itself to be an independent country, however, China doesn't admit this claiming that Taiwan is a runaway country and it would be taken by force if necessary. Democratic Taiwan, responding to the Chinese idea of “reunification”, said that its neighbour has grown more dictatorial domestically, trying to suppress democracy and violate human rights.