MND Says China Would Pay a Big Price if Starting a War 外交部報告「中若對台動武 將付出慘痛代價」

Taiwan's National Defense Ministry said that China would not fare well if they choose to attack Taiwan, while the National Security Bureau analyzed that China is trying testing the bottom line of U.S. and other western countries.The bureau further added that China has continuously threatened Taiwan in a combination of ways amid the war in Ukraine to wear off Taiwan's national defense resources.  


Reporter: “Should Taiwan follow what Ukraine is doing? Hand out guns to the public, does that work?”

Chiu Kuo-cheng, Minister of National Defense: “We are not at that level.”

National Defense Minister Chiu Kuo-cheng said during the legislative session that China would pay a big price if the country chooses to take military actions against Taiwan. Both sides would suffer, Chiu remarked.

Chiu Kuo-cheng, Minister of National Defense: “I don't think any side wishes for war. China should really think through all the consequences. If war really happens, everyone would truly suffer.”

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense has been closely observing China's actions in the Taiwan Strait but saw nothing irregular. Taiwan's National Security Bureau also confirmed during the legislative session that a Chinese aircraft had recently crashed in the disputed South China Sea area between its southern province of Hainan and Vietnam, while conducting military drills. The security bureau offered another analysis, saying that China was trying to "test the bottom line" of the U.S. and other claimants of the area while global attention is on the war in Ukraine.

Chen Ming-tong, Director-general, National Security Bureau: “The PRC is seeking an opportune moment to intervene and benefit. The PRC is carefully considering its strategic interest in dealing with both Russia and Ukraine.”

The bureau further added that China has continuously threatened Taiwan in a combination of ways amid the war in Ukraine to wear off Taiwan's national defense resources. Many people in Taiwan have shown support for the Ukrainians and have shown willingness to protect Taiwan. It has become a heated topic recently as to whether women or young men exempt from military service should join the military.

Chiu Kuo-cheng, Minister of National Defense: “It can be discussed. There should be no discrimination in showing patriotism, but we should at least set an age limit. If war happens, we respect anyone who wishes to participate in the fight.”

The National Defense Ministry said that some could participate in combat while others could offer service support or combat support. As to whether compulsory military service should be extended to one year, National Defense Minister Chiu said an extension should deliver better military training results but that is still under evaluation.

 

 

 

國防部長邱國正被詢問是否台灣可像烏克蘭一樣,全民發一把槍,對此邱國正說:「還不到這個地步。」

俄烏戰事引發國際變動,台海局勢備受關注,外交部提出的書面報告就提到,如果中國錯估情勢對台採取軍事行動,必將付出慘痛代價。邱國正認為一旦戰爭大家都很慘。

邱國正表示:「我想大家到了作戰,大家都不願意,它(中國)真的要多考慮,慘痛不慘痛,一旦作戰的話,講真的,大家都很慘痛。」

近來國防部密切關注台海周遭情勢,但沒有發現中共兵力異常調動,國安局也首度證實,共機3月上旬在南海墜海意外,緊貼中共所謂南海「9段線」主權範圍,目的在在趁全球聚焦俄烏衝突、測試美國及其他國家的底線。

國安局長陳明通指出:「中共尋求最佳時間點來介入牟利,中共在俄烏之間存在有戰略上的利益。」

國安局指出中共有意趁俄烏戰事之際,持續對台採取複合威脅手段,希望耗損我方國防資源。而現在烏克蘭民眾展現愛國心,台灣民眾也多數表達願意守護家園,女性或是免役的可不可能接受軍事訓練,也成為關注話題。

邱國正在面對無黨籍立委林昶佐質詢時表示:「 可以研議,愛國不分男女老幼,但我們目前這個做法,所謂年齡層限制,為它成立一個規則,一旦作戰,任何人他要參與,我們絕對樂觀其成」。

國防部表示樂觀其成,分配工作不一定加入戰鬥兵源,而可成為勤務或戰鬥支援人員。另外義務役是否延長到一年,邱國正表示延長確實可以看到戰力,但目前還沒有定論。
 

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