Kanwa Defense Review released satellite imagery showing Taiwan’s Hsiung Feng IIE land-attack cruise missile positioned toward mainland China.
The image taken in March shows the Hsiung Feng IIE land-attack cruise missile deployed at a base in Taoyuan. The base is located about 250km from Fuzhou, the capital city of China’s Fujian province. According to reprots, the Hsiung Feng IIE has a striking range between 8,00 and 1,500km.
Amid the increased tensions between China and the US, multiple speculations have once again appeared in the MSM arguing that China is preparing to invade the US regional ally – Taiwan. These claims are a part of the propaganda campaign aimed at supporting the US policy in the region and demonizing China.
On the same time, the MSM describes Taiwan’s growing defense spending and revealed missile deployments as a move to defend itself.
On August 6, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen said she was seeking to increase her country’s 2019 defence budget by 5.6% to NT$346 billion (US$11.3 billion).