South Asia and Beyond

‘Taiwan’s Missiles Can Hit China’

 ‘Taiwan’s Missiles Can Hit China’

A top politician in Taiwan has warned that the island’s government had missiles capable of targeting Beijing and that it would defend itself from an invasion by China’s communist regime. Parliamentary Speaker You Si-kun said that Taiwan had supersonic cruise missiles capable of striking Beijing should China’s communist regime invade. “Yun Feng missiles can already hit Beijing,” You said, as reported by The Epoch Times. “Taiwan has the ability to attack Beijing.” The Yun Feng series of missiles are domestically produced in Taiwan. They were first publicly acknowledged in 2012 and entered mass production in 2019. You, who served as premier of Taiwan in the early 2000s, said he was not previously allowed to reveal the full capability of the missile to the public. Now that it was mass-produced, however, he said that its range was sufficient to reach China’s capital city of Beijing, as well as the Three Gorges Dam, which is the world’s largest power station. Moreover, he said, Taiwan must not depend on other nations to save it. Instead, it must prepare to fight to the last bullet. “Self-help,” he said, was vital to showing the world that Taiwan was worth saving, as was demonstrated by the resistance against Russian aggression in Ukraine.

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