Amid tensions with China… boosts reservist training. Taiwan-China tension is rising these days.
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said on Tuesday it will increase training for its reserve forces next year. The training included doubling combat and firing exercises. China ramped up its military activity near the island, which Beijing has not ruled out retaking by force, according to Reuters.
Taiwan-China tension is rising these days. China considers it a part of its territory. It has escalated in recent weeks, with Beijing intensifying its political and military pressure, including the frequent entry of its warplanes into the Taiwan Air Defense Determination Zone.
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Taiwan Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-ching described the situation last month as the “most dangerous” in more than 40 years. Moreover, he urged increased military spending on home-grown weapons.
The Ministry of Defense said in a statement that, starting from next year, the mandatory training of reserve forces will increase to 14 days, instead of between five and seven days now. It is “in order to effectively raise the combat capabilities of the reserve forces.”
The new program will be applied to about 13 percent of the 110,000 reserve forces. Similarly, the ministry plans to train next year before making any additional decisions to expand training.
Does China have power over Taiwan?
The term “Taiwan, China” (中 国 台 湾) is utilized by central area Chinese media despite the fact that the People’s Republic of China (PRC) – which is generally perceived by the global-local area as the genuine delegate of “China” – doesn’t exercise control over regions constrained by the Republic of China (ROC
Both the ROC and the PRC still officially (constitutionally) claim mainland China and the Taiwan Area as part of their territories. In reality, the PRC rules only Mainland China and has no control of but claims Taiwan as part of its territory under its “One China Principle”. But China claims the territory of Taiwan thus rising Taiwan-China tension.