Chiu Kuo-cheng said on Wednesday that relations between the two countries were the worst they had been in more than four decades.
Mr. Chiu said there was a risk of “misfire” across the Taiwan Strait, adding, “For me as a military man, the emergency is right in front of me.”
“By 2025, China will reduce cost and attrition to a minimum.
“He has the ability now, but he won’t start a war easily, because he has to take a lot of other things into consideration. “
It comes after Taiwan reports that more than 150 Chinese planes have entered its air defense zone in recent days in what Taipei has described as continued harassment.
On China’s National Day on Friday, the People’s Liberation Army sent 38 combat aircraft to the region followed by 39 planes on Saturday and 16 on Sunday.
Some 52 planes, including 34 J-16 fighters and 12 H-6 bombers, flew near the island on Monday, before four more Chinese J-16s flew to the southwestern part of the Taiwan Air Defense Identification Zone – a buffer zone outside of Chinese airspace. ‘a country.
Taiwan considers itself an independent country but China claims the island and says it could be taken by force if necessary.
US President Joe Biden’s National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan will meet with China’s top diplomat Yang Jiechi in Switzerland later today.
This will be the first meeting between the two since representatives of the two countries met in Alaska in March.
Those talks turned sour after verbal clashes between US Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Mr. Yang, who is the Communist Party’s foreign chief.
Mr. Blinken had said that China’s actions “threaten the rules-based order that maintains global stability,” but Mr. Yang criticized American democracy, its treatment of minorities, and its foreign and trade policy.
The United States is Taiwan’s main military supplier, and Beijing has previously criticized the United States for selling arms to Taiwan and for sending warships across the strait between the mainland and the island.