Taiwan Politician Warns Locally Produced Supersonic Cruise Missile May Reach Beijing


Taiwan has warned that its locally produced Yun Feng supersonic cruise missile could reach Beijing.

You Si Kun, Speaker of the Legislative Assembly, threatened China in response to claims that the Taiwan Strait was not part of international waters.

In his Taiwan Overseas Network speech, You told Xi Jinping to think twice before invading Taiwan, saying they would not hesitate to use their secret missile.

Taiwan has warned that its locally produced Yun Feng supersonic cruise missile (pictured) could reach Beijing

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A carrier-based J-15 fighter jet takes off from the Chinese Navy’s Liaoning aircraft carrier during deep-sea combat training

He also outlined plans to develop a more self-sufficient military to prepare for potential conflict with their neighboring superpower.

You compared Taiwan to Ukraine in its defiant drive to defend its sovereignty, and insisted that they prepare for what could be an inevitable invasion.

It is believed that the Yun Feng missile began development after the Taiwan Strait Crisis in 1996, when missile tests were carried out by the People’s Republic of China.

The missiles were originally thought to have a range of 600 miles, but the updated version has an estimated range of 1,200 miles, putting Beijing in its sights.

Beijing is located approximately 1,150 miles from Taiwan.

Taiwan lives under constant threat of invasion by Beijing, which sees the self-governing democratic island as part of its territory to be taken back one day.

Taiwan lives under constant threat of invasion by Beijing, which sees the self-governing democratic island as part of its territory to be taken back one day.

Taiwan lives under the constant threat of invasion by Beijing, which sees the self-governing democratic island as part of its territory to be taken back one day, by force if necessary.

The narrow waterway that separates Taiwan and mainland China is a flashpoint, with Beijing often reacting angrily to passing foreign warships.

The United States and other countries consider the strait to be international waters open to all.

In recent years, Western warships have crossed the strait, angering Beijing.

But on Monday, Wang Wenbin, spokesman for China’s Foreign Ministry, said “China has sovereignty, sovereign rights and jurisdiction over the Taiwan Strait.”

“It is a false claim when some countries refer to the Taiwan Strait as ‘international waters’ in order to find a pretext to manipulate Taiwan-related issues and threaten China’s sovereignty and security,” he said. added.

The missiles were originally thought to have a range of 600 miles, but the updated version has an estimated range of 1,200 miles, putting Beijing in its sights.

The missiles were originally thought to have a range of 600 miles, but the updated version has an estimated range of 1,200 miles, putting Beijing in its sights.

Taipei hit back on Tuesday, criticizing Beijing’s remarks as “untrue” and “unacceptable”.

“China … flagrantly violates Taiwan’s sovereignty and damages the international maritime order to endanger regional peace and stability,” the ruling Democratic Progressive Party said in a statement.

Taiwan’s foreign ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou said such comments were a “mistake”.

“The Taiwan Strait is part of international waters, and waters outside our territorial waters are subject to the ‘freedom of the high seas’ principle of international law,” she told reporters.

Taiwan has always respected the actions of foreign vessels in the Taiwan Strait that are consistent with international law, including innocent passage, Ou said.

“We understand and support the contribution of U.S. freedom of navigation missions to promoting regional peace and stability.”

The Foreign Ministry condemned Beijing for “deliberately distorting international rules to minimize the Taiwan Strait as its own exclusive economic zone”.

“China’s attempt to annex Taiwan is obvious,” he said in a statement, adding that Taipei supports “freedom of navigation” passages for US ships.

American warships periodically sail through the Taiwan Strait, while British, Canadian, French and Australian warships have all made passages in recent years.

In March, the Chinese aircraft carrier Shandong and a US destroyer transited the strait, shortly before Chinese President Xi Jinping warned Joe Biden that relations could suffer if Taiwan’s status is ‘mishandled’ .

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