China have border tenssion with 15 countries.Taiwan is upgrading its six E-2K Hawkeye early warning aircraft to E-2D level, reports said Friday (Aug. 21).
Premier Su Tseng-chang urged the Chinese government to focus on the welfare of its people instead of undermining regional peace and stability amid unconfirmed reports that Chinese air force planes entered air space near Taiwan twice in the past 24 hours.
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense (MND) warned China not to underestimate the country’s ability to defend itself, in a video released on Thursday (Aug. 20) responding to recent Chinese threats.
Over the past few months, China has increased its military activity around Taiwan, sending fighter jets into the nation’s southwestern air defense identification zone (ADIZ), in addition to sending warships on exercises close to Taiwan.
Taiwan ministry said it was “expressing its stern attitude about recent Chinese Communist People’s Liberation Army military pressure acts.” The defense ministry also added that Taiwan will not provoke anyone, but that it will also not show weakness.
“Absolutely do not treat lightly our resolve to defend Taiwan,” the MND said. “The most arrogant country can easily provoke a war, and the most ignorant government can be caught in the flames.”
The ministry also said that China’s threats only make Taiwanese people more united against Beijing. “In the end it will have the opposite effect, inciting the wrath and antipathy of Taiwan’s people, seriously hurting peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”