Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Chen Chern-chyi told foreign reporters that Taiwan is preparing for critical supplies. Scholars say Taiwan can learn from the Russia-Ukraine War on how to defend and protect against China's possible attack.
China has increased its military pressure on Taiwan and fired missiles near Taiwan as part of huge military drills following a visit by senior US politician Nancy Pelosi to the island in August. Deputy Minister of Economic Affairs Chen Chern-chyi during an interview with foreign correspondents said Taiwan is taking monthly inventories to stock up on critical supplies. One political expert shared his view saying that Taiwan being an island, is limited in its ways of receiving supplies, so stocking up becomes very important.
Lin Ying-yu, Asst. Prof., Grad. Inst. of Int'l Affairs & Strategic Studies, TKU: “When you talk about supplies, the most important would most likely be natural gas, or oil, or any energy-related supplies. Without oil, without energy, there would be no electricity, no internet, and nothing would work. ”
Scholars said that Taiwan can learn from the Russia-Ukraine War on the use of critical supplies and make adjustments accordingly on how to react and respond in case of war. Meanwhile, Economics Minister Wang Mei-hua will be flying to Washington D.C. to attend an event held at the Center for Strategic and International Studies (CSIS) for a conversation with the CSIS experts on discussing the roles of Taiwan and the US in creating sustainable supply chains.
Lai Shyh-bao, Legislator (KMT): “You are going to Washington D.C. next week to talk about the U.S. Chips and Science Act and supply chains and all that, is that right?”
Wang Mei-hua, Minister, MOEA: “We will be holding a Taiwan Expo in the U.S. and it will be Taiwan's first exposition in Washington D.C. I will explain other events to everyone at a later date.”
The Taiwan Expo USA will be held at the Ronald Reagan Building and International Trade Center from Oct. 12 through 14th. This is the first time the Taiwan Expo event is being held in the U.S. where 83 Taiwanese companies will showcase their leading technologies, products, and solutions. Wang emphasized that she is mainly going for the expo but foreshadowed that there may be other things to come.