Cape Breton Post
Taiwan fears China bolstering its ability to attack or blockade island
TAIPEI — China is bolstering its ability to attack and blockade Taiwan, deploying long-range missiles to prevent foreign forces helping in the event of war and using psychological warfare to undermine faith in Taiwan’s military, the island’s defence ministry said.
The ministry, in its once-every-four-years defence review, a copy of which was seen by Reuters, warned China was deploying “grey zone” warfare tactics to subdue the Chinese-claimed island, seeking to wear Taiwan down with repeated drills and activities near its airspace and waters.
“China has continued to modernise its military and increase its capability in a war with Taiwan,” it said.
China’s Defence Ministry did not respond to a request for comment.