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2024/05/30

Press release of the Ministry of National Defense
Time: May 30, 2024 at 20:40

    The Ministry of National Defense (MND) stated that as of 20:12 today (30th), the CCP had carried out a satellite launch mission on a carrier rocket at the Xichang Satellite Launch Center in Sichuan. The flight path of the rocket passed through central Taiwan and geared toward the western Pacific at an altitude outside the atmosphere, posing no harm to the Taiwan region. The Armed Forces adopted joint intelligence, and surveillance, and reconnaissance systems to closely monitor relevant developments and ensure appropriate vigilance and response.
2024/05/29

Press release of the Ministry of National Defense
Time: May 29, 2024 at 17:50

    The Ministry of National Defense stated today (29th) that as 15:20, it had successively detected 28 sorties of various CCP main and auxiliary fighter aircraft, including Cy-30s, Y-8s, UAVs, and others engaged in sea-faring, 18 sorties of which crossed the median line of the Strait and extended into our northern, central, and southwestern airspace to conduct "joint combat readiness and patrols" with CCP warships. The Armed Forces adopted joint intelligence, surveillance, and reconnaissance measures to closely monitor the situation, and dispatched mission aircraft, warships, and shore-based missile systems to respond accordingly.
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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.