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Press release of the Ministry of National Defense

Time: August 2, 2023 at 09:00

The Ministry of National Defense (MND) stated today (2) that the media have reported Lieutenant Colonel surnamed by Hsieh and others were suspected of being recruited by CCP to conduct espionage and intelligence gathering. In view of the scenario, MND and national security agencies had received reports and jointly carried out counter-intelligence investigations in order to obtain specific evidence for illegality, whereas the competent judicial authorities are being noted to unveil investigation and handle the case with respect to law. Besides, MND is most saddened about the case, and should severely condemn some few unscrupulous individuals who have transgressed their duties to defend homeland, and committed such crimes in betrayal of the country and people.

MND emphasized that the Armed Forces would, in face of CCP infiltration and personnel recruitment by CCP, continuously strengthen counter-intelligence education in order to enhance security vigilance. Meanwhile, it has also strictly enforced various confidential operations, adopted appropriate measures against damage control, and worked with joint national defense mechanism to ensure the overall security and personnel purity.

Press release of the Ministry of National Defense

Time: July 30, 2023 at 13:35

     The Ministry of National Defense stated that it has, since about 09:00 today (30th), successively detected 11 sorties of various types of CCP aircraft as J-11, J-16 and KJ-500 air early warning (AEW) and others for sea-faring activities. Among them, 6 sorties of the aircraft crossed the median line of Strait, and a total of 5 CCP warships had carried out joint cruise of combat readiness patrols. In coping with the scenario, the Armed Forces had adopted joint intelligence, surveillance and reconnaissance measures to closely master the trends and developments, and dispatched mission aircraft, warships and shore-based missile systems to watchfully monitor and deal with the situation.
About MND

The ROC Constitution stipulates that the ROC national defense aims to defend the nation's security and safeguard world peace. Under this, the nation's defense concepts, military strategies, military buildup, and objectives are formulated to prevent conflict. The current international situation and changes to the possible threat to the ROC are also taken into consideration in the making of defense policies at the current stage. The basic objectives are "preventing war," "defending the homeland," and "countering terrorism and responding to contingencies." The higher strategic goal is "effective deterrence, resolute defense" with the establishment of a quality self-defensive force capable of counterattack. China, though calling for reunification, has never renounced the use of force against Taiwan. It has not only deployed an increasing number of ballistic missiles aimed at Taiwan but also staged large-scale military exercises with an overt saber-rattling intent to destabilize Taiwan politically and economically. Moreover, its robust economic expansion in recent years has fueled its defense spending for greater military muscle. In order to maintain Cross-Strait stability and avoid a military imbalance in the Taiwan Strait, the ROC government is calling for the establishment of confidence-building measures (CBMs) and a code of conduct on the one hand, and, on the other hand, has been constructing basic defense forces and counterattack capability to safeguard the territory without engaging in an arms race with the other side.