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Taiwanese missiles can reach Beijing
Red Fox Ace
post Apr 27 2011, 06:28 PM
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Taiwan Missile Can Reach Beijing: Report

Published: 27 Apr 2011 08:25

http://www.defensenews.com/story.php?i=634...c=ASI&s=AIR


TAIPEI - Taiwan has developed a missile capable of reaching Beijing and tested it successfully three years ago, a report said April 27, citing a former defense minister.

Taiwan's military successfully fired the medium-range missile in early 2008 in a secret test attended by then President Chen Shui-bian, said former Defense Minister Michael Tsai in memoirs released this week.
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Tsai did not specify the range of the missile but the United Daily News said April 27 it was capable of reaching major Chinese cities including Beijing, Chengdu and Shenyang with a 2,000-kilometer (1,250-mile) range.

The newspaper said Tsai is the first official to confirm the island has developed the technology, though local media have previously reported that Taiwan possessed mid-range missile capabilities.

Stephen Young, Washington's then-de facto envoy to Taipei, had expressed concerns over the test, but Tsai assured him that Taiwan would not initiate any attack, the former minister said in the book.

The Chinese military was prepared to go to war should the Beijing-friendly candidate Ma Ying-jeou lose the 2008 president election,
Tsai wrote, citing Taiwan and U.S. intelligence.
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post May 6 2011, 10:23 PM
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hahahaha LOL this will only feeds america's pathetic wet dream of regional war. but the reality is, there will NEVER be war between china and taiwan. it's just out of the question. chinese and taiwanese are not stupid. they're just flexing their muscles and pretending to act tough with each other to fool the US into trusting taiwan and into leaking more information and weapons technology which will eventually flow to beijing embarassedlaugh.gif
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post May 16 2011, 08:22 PM
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QUOTE (KraterosHellas @ May 6 2011, 11:23 PM) *
The reality is, there will NEVER be war between china and taiwan.


War is unlikely, but it's possible. Just like how a war between, say, China and Malaysia is highly unlikely, but not impossible.

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post May 16 2011, 10:58 PM
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This post explains why the other one (http://www.asiafinest.com/forum/index.php?showtopic=257271) is less relevant. A lot of battles have to have happened already before US land any F-35 on an island so close to China. By that time it will be mostly symbolic.
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post May 16 2011, 11:14 PM
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I don't know about if war is imminent because for Taiwan to go war with Beijing it will require huge military support from allies such as Japan & America. But Beijing likely be more threatening and play tough diplomatic game on Taiwan.
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post May 17 2011, 05:16 AM
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It might be able to reach Beijing, but can it reach the moon?
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post May 17 2011, 06:16 AM
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QUOTE (Suijen @ May 17 2011, 11:16 AM) *
It might be able to reach Beijing, but can it reach the moon?

Sure, Taiwan may be capable of launching a ICBM on to Beijing, but I bet Taiwanese have never seen a Taiwan disappearing off the face of the earth immediately after that.
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post Aug 11 2011, 04:08 PM
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QUOTE (Red Fox Ace @ Apr 27 2011, 07:28 PM) *
The Chinese military was prepared to go to war should the Beijing-friendly candidate Ma Ying-jeou lose the 2008 president election, Tsai wrote, citing Taiwan and U.S. intelligence.


lmao the same intelligence service that found WMD in that middle eastern country right?

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post Aug 11 2011, 06:55 PM
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If the Taiwanese dare to fire that thing at Beijing, I bet Beijing will overkill Taiwan 3 times over.
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post Aug 11 2011, 10:17 PM
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Why don't we Han Chinese make peace instead of letting U.S. manipulate us?
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post Aug 11 2011, 10:27 PM
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QUOTE (Yerroperil @ Aug 11 2011, 09:17 PM) *
Why don't we Han Chinese make peace instead of letting U.S. manipulate us?


I do not consider them as Chinese, because they are more loyal to Japan than the motherland. They even donated tenfolds of aid to Japan compared to Sichuan earthquake
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post Aug 12 2011, 07:07 AM
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QUOTE (KochiGachi @ May 16 2011, 11:14 PM) *
I don't know about if war is imminent because for Taiwan to go war with Beijing it will require huge military support from allies such as Japan & America. But Beijing likely be more threatening and play tough diplomatic game on Taiwan.


War is not imminent between Taiwan and China. But war is always imminent between powers.

Typically and historically, for an island this size at this location, its fate is not a result of its conflict with a greater power. Rather, wars fought elsewhere determine Taiwan's fate.

In other words, the greater powers in the Western Pacific fight elsewhere, diplomatically or militarily.. Then the winner gets to control Taiwan (among other privileges and goodies.)

However China, being Chinese is always seeking shortcuts by reverse engineering. They want Taiwan first, and thinking that's the end.

But that's not going to work because if you can take Taiwan, the other powers can take it just as easily. Maybe even more easily. See you have to pay the initial cost of fighting the resistance and deploy your own defence, whereas China's competitors can always come later as the liberator.
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post Aug 12 2011, 08:48 AM
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QUOTE (Chicom @ Aug 11 2011, 10:27 PM) *
I do not consider them as Chinese, because they are more loyal to Japan than the motherland. They even donated tenfolds of aid to Japan compared to Sichuan earthquake

Depends if the Taiwanese are native or not.
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post Sep 12 2011, 09:45 PM
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QUOTE (Yerroperil @ Aug 12 2011, 09:48 AM) *
Depends if the Taiwanese are native or not.

more percentage of taiwanese than mainland chinese are han chinese

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post Dec 26 2011, 04:19 AM
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QUOTE (Chicom @ Aug 12 2011, 02:27 PM) *
I do not consider them as Chinese, because they are more loyal to Japan than the motherland. They even donated tenfolds of aid to Japan compared to Sichuan earthquake


That is just pathetic.
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post Jan 11 2012, 11:57 PM
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And what now if Taiwanese missiles can reach Beijing?

Taipei must resist the Americans urge to kill its brethren in Mainland China.

Taiwan people must recognize that although they have been separated for hundred years from Mainland China, they too, are still Han Chinese.

Taiwan's future is based as well in a united China. Whether that is CCP or Kuomintang controlled, that remains to be seen.

Don't fall prey to Western propaganda which actually led to the split of Vietnam (North Vietnam/South Vietnam), Korea (North Korea/South Korea), and now, China (Mainland China/Nationalist China/Mongolia/Tannu Tuva).

CHINA is and should remain as ONE.
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