Vietnam Pacific Island shot: high-level decision of the PLA rush to the rescue in Taiwan
Taiping Island is the largest island of the Spratly Islands, the actual control by the Taiwan island closer from Vietnam, the Vietnamese authorities have been its eyeing. According to Xinhua, citing Taiwan’s China Times Weekly reported that the end of March this year, the Vietnamese armed patrol boats twice close to the Pacific island, expelled by the Taiwan Sea Patrol boat, firing provocative, the Taiwan side then fired warning shots. In this regard, although the Taiwan authorities to be clarified, Taiwan since the withdrawal of the Taiping Island, the decline of defense strength is an indisputable fact that the media on the island have been worried that Vietnam will take the Pacific island of surgery. If Taiwan really more war, the Taiping Island of Taiwan can be defensible? The attitude of the United States and China will be how? The outside world quite concerned about.
control the Nansha largest island – Taiping Island
information: Itu Aba Island in southern Xinjiang key “sovereignty monument
conflicts Taiwan authorities blackout?
According to the latest one of “the China Times Weekly reported March 22 this year and 26 days, the Vietnamese armed patrol boats on two occasions near the Pacific island, the Taiwan sea patrol boats expelled were the other Ming gun provocation, the Taiwan side and then fired warning shots.
It is understood that the conflict shake Taiwan, “Presidential Palace” and “National Security” senior, “Coast Guard” Wang Jinwang first urgent telegram “National Security Council, the Secretary-General Hu Wei-chen, report the incident and the status of National Security Council “for the sake of confidentiality, the video will be the scene to shoot photos as confidential. “National Security Council convened across the” Ministry “emergency meeting, the Coast Guard personnel shall not use force, but also through the” diplomatic “approach to expression of the most solemn protest to the Vietnam, this is also Taiwan and Vietnam for the first time the armed forces head-on collision. Reported that the meeting also concluded, on the one hand, asked all units to external full blackout, also called the “Coast Guard” and “Defense Ministry”, “NSB” closely monitor the activities of Vietnamese military in nearby waters.
For this report, the relevant department officials tight-lipped, “Coast Guard” on the 20th morning, a low-key Vietnamese patrol boats did on March 22, 26, twice penetrated Taiping Island restricted waters within 6000 m, 26 also penetrated 4000 m forbidden waters, “Coast Guard” to send vessels to radar surveillance, the other exit, not brewing trouble. “Coast Guard,” said the provocative action in Vietnam, but denied having shot the plot.
Vietnam eyeing change Taiping Island for the “flat island bar”
Taiwan the actual control of two islands in the South China Sea, the Dongsha Island and Taiping Island, compared to The Pratas Pacific Island status is more important, it is an area of ??approximately 0.5 km2, is located in the heart of the Nansha Islands, the Nanjiang lock and key, “said. Compared with other reefs of the Spratly Islands, Pacific Island freshwater resources, fertile soil, covered with a papaya and banana, with unparalleled survival advantage.
Taiping Island is named after the original part of the the Taiping ship of the National Government, according to the Cairo Declaration and Potsdam Proclamation, December 12, 1946, the National Government delegation men traveling in “Wing Hing”, “Peace” four-ship “built in”, “industry” to go to the South China Sea, from Japan hands over the Xisha and Nansha Islands, received in order to commemorate the feat, and then submitted the name of “peace ship” the Nansha first Oshima, and in the islands The eastern end of the set the Nansha Islands, Pacific Island, “the monument. Later, because of the civil war, the operation of the Nansha Islands and gradually abandoned down.
Data Figure: Taiwan military forces stationed in the Pacific island of Taiping Island.
Figure:Taiwan military armored vehicles stationed in the Pacific island of
to take advantage of this opportunity, the Philippines, the private sector occupied Taiping Island, and wantonly illegal mining of phosphate rock. In June 1956, the Taiwan Navy assigned “Wo” and “Taicang” two escort destroyers to Taiping Island, the expulsion of the Filipino and foreign languages ??on the island clean. In order to stick to the territory, the KMT authorities Taiping Island of the Marine Corps garrison.
In recent years, many neighboring countries began to covet the island with geographic location and living conditions. Taiping Island is 860 nautical miles away from the island of Taiwan, over 500 sea miles from the mainland on Hainan Island, only 330 nautical miles from Vietnam, is one of only 270 nautical miles from the Philippines. See the two sides beyond the reach of Taiping Island, China and Vietnam and the Philippines began to brazenly. In February 2009, the Philippine House of Representatives passed a bill, the Spratly Islands part of the reefs (including Pacific Islands) into its territory. Vietnam also claims to enjoy “sovereignty”, and changed the Taiping Island bar flat island “on the Taiping Island.
Figure: Taiwan’s military currently stationed in Itu Aba Island troops.
The picture shows the Taiwan military officers and soldiers, Marines finished their training in the Coast Guard forces in the Taiping Island is operating 81 mortar picture
People’s Liberation Army will be known as the Pacific island if it is difficult mainland will rush to the rescue
American scholar has written that the existing combat power in the Pacific island with Taiwan, Vietnam can has captured the strategic significance of the island, Taiping Island fall would mean that Taiwan’s political defeat. However, some people in Taiwan are now talking about the matter, the hearts of more than a little emboldened, because in their view, under the premise of improved cross-strait political and economic relations, cross-strait common guarding Taiping Island is not impossible.
In fact, the mainland the top echelon of the expression of the two sides to jointly safeguard the aspirations of the South China Sea sovereignty. Fan Liqing, a spokesman for the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council, April 11, said that China has indisputable sovereignty over the compatriots on both sides have a responsibility to the South China Sea Islands and nearby waters to be maintained. The former deputy commander of the Nanjing Military Region, Zhao Guojun, more bluntly, the total Pacific island of Taiwan, the mainland did not say anything, even Taiping Island in trouble, the mainland will be dispatched naval vessels to help. He said the KMT in the Nansha issue is to make a contribution, the two sides agree on the South China Sea issue.
Taiwan’s military to prepare unpaid appropriation forces to the Pacific Island Coast Guard Navy L60 single-tube 40 guns, these sequestration is still worthy of 40 guns, formerly served in Taiwan naval vessels.
data for: the Spratly Islands part of the reefs location diagram. Pacific island, commonly known as Huangshan horse reef, the largest island in the Nansha Islands, an area of ??0.49 square kilometers (east-west length of about 1,289. 3 meters, 365.7 meters wide from north to south and walk ten minutes walk from the West Coast East Coast).
Taiwan’s National Defense University scholar Tianjin Li believes that Taiwan’s South China Sea issue, the role of embarrassment, but really “hard up”, the United States have actually easy to get. “‘Exists and the Taiwan Relations Act’, the United States is difficult to connivance in Vietnam, the Philippines, to deal with Taiwan.”
the Philippines even believe that if the Philippine rashly attacked the Taiping Island, so that the two sides join forces to their occupy in the industry island (close) from the Pacific Island unfavorable worried gained nothing in the loss to rice “.
Taiwan Coast Guard said it was closely monitoring the Vietnamese armed boats watching for Pacific Island
China news agency, Hong Kong, April 20 – TAIPEI: Vietnamese armed boats near Itu Aba Island, Taiwan Coast Guard Administration, said on the 20th move of the Vietnamese armed patrol boat in March is indeed abnormal, and has instructed the the Nansha headquarters of foreign ships entering restricted waters close monitoring.
Central News Agency reported that a “Times Weekly” reported that the Vietnamese armed ship 3 month of twice near Taiping Island in Nansha, and was shot and provocative. ” In this regard, the Coast Guard “low-key, said on the 20th will monitor foreign vessels entering restricted waters.
Taiping Island, The location
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Taiping Island about 1600 km from the island of Taiwan, the island is shaped long and narrow area of ??about 0.4896 square kilometers, is not only the largest island in the Spratly Islands in the , it is the sole owner of fresh water, would not need the artificial supply of typical tropical coral reef island.
Pacific island by the Taiwan authorities, the actual control of its islands in the Spratly Islands in the only garrison, with a number of modern construction, such as satellite telecommunications, radar monitoring equipment and meteorological observatory, etc.; Since the Second World After the war ended, the Navy stationed for over 50 years, and then changed by the Coast Guard took over the garrison.
report refers to the island usually can be used as a fishing base, vessels of various services; wartime may act as a base and relay stations of the planes and ships, a very important strategic value.
The Taiping Island of the patrol force, in view of the lack of the M8 boats patrol capacity, so at the end of 2006 in the damaged piers next to the renovation complete the simple L-shaped mooring rely on the platform (an area of ??30 meters multiplied by 15 m) to improve the transportation and supply of energy and job security, and can be long-term presence of four 20-ton coastal patrol boats or boat transportation and supply.
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