China's military is changing its strategy from deterrence to pre-emption, planning to use "paralysis warfare" against Taiwan in the future, the Ministry of National Defense said in a report delivered to the legislature's defense committee yesterday.
\n"Paralysis warfare features Web-based information warfare, saturation ballistic missile attacks, joint precision strikes and seizure of the enemy's capital city by special operations units," the report says.
\n"Such tactics will become a major option for the Chinese military in its choice of modes of attack against Taiwan in the future," it says. "They emphasize shock and awe effects against the enemy."
\nThe report, which was delivered to lawmakers on the defense committee yesterday, singles out paralysis warfare as the most likely mode of attack that China would use against Taiwan.
\nMinister of National Defense Tang Yao-ming (
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