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China may attempt invasion: MND

ONGOING THREAT:The report was the first that has directly mentioned a direct attack, which it said could come after China amassed enough amphibious vehicles

By Wang Pei-lin and Jake Chung  /  Staff reporter, with Staff writer

China’s Second Artillery Corp has continued to deploy Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles (ICBM), and China has also achieved — after the US and Russia — technical capability of automated rendezvous and docking of spacecraft, the report said, adding China’s cyberwarfare forces have also grown under military and governmental support.

China’s military budget is second only to the US, the report said, adding that the speed and scale of China’s increase of its military capability poses a security threat.

China feels the unification of both sides of the Strait under one nation is a historical necessity and though appropriate military contacts and the setting up of confidence and security-building measures to officially end the at-war status between Taiwan and China can be discussed under the “one China” principle, China’s military is still building up to deter “Taiwanese independence,” the report said.

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