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Ministry warns of China war option

‘UNIFICATION BY FORCE’:A report by the Ministry of National Defense warned that China has the means to conduct multiple-wave precision strikes against Taiwan

By Lo Tien-pin  /  Staff Reporter

Although the PLA is currently limited by being unable to conduct large-scale warfare against Taiwan because of a lack of regular amphibious craft and because of environmental constraints, it has the ability to take over Taiwan’s outlying islands, the report said.

It added that the PLA was trying to buy four Zubr-class LCAC air-cushioned hovercraft from Ukraine, with two to be built in Feodosia in Ukraine and the other two to be build in China under the supervision of Ukrainian technicians.

These landing craft would increase its load capacity and lower army projection timing, gradually threatening Taiwan’s self-defense capabilities, the report said.

Translated by Jake Chung, Staff writer

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