Ma Ying-jeou said Taiwan will not implement an arms race with mainland China (Figure)
Data Figure: Taiwan leader Ma Ying-jeou
BEIJING, May 14 – According to the “Agency” report, Ma Ying-jeou took office two years is about to expire. Ma Ying-jeou said yesterday that in the past two years, Taiwan is no longer a troublemaker, but the peacemakers, “Taiwan and mainland China will not engage in arms race.”
14 days to accept his “Central News” interview, to express their views on Taiwan-US relations. He said the past two years, and mainland China to improve relations, the Taiwan Strait tensions reduced, access to certain neighboring countries, Taiwan is no longer a troublemaker, but a peacemaker.
he believes that cross-strait relations into a virtuous cycle is better for Taiwan. “Strained relations with the mainland, day and night out to what technology, how society will progress?”
comes to military procurement issues, he first said he took two years, two groups of 10-year arms purchase plan is before planning.
Ma said Taiwan and mainland China will not engage in arms race. He pointed out that to buy weapons is the replacement of old, so that Taiwan’s “defense” of a certain level, a sense of security and self-confidence, so that Taiwan will be more consultation and the other side. He said that Taiwan’s current strategy is not essentially different layout and in the past, but the tactics will move towards innovation, the concept of asymmetry, so that Taiwan can be a small risk, to ensure Taiwan’s security.
his view, the strategic layout is not to rely on military confrontation, but by the strategies, policies, so that to reduce tensions, both sides feel that the issue should be resolved peacefully.
He also said that Taiwan now planning a new batch of procurement list, and the U.S. military is studied. “Taiwan’s request for F-16 C/D fighters, submarines and other projects are still evaluating.”