World should monitor missile developments – Cheng Wen-tsang

Cheng Wen-tsang, the minister of the government information office in the Republic of China (Taiwan) wrote this OP-ED on

North Korea’s recent missile test has raised grave concerns for countries in East Asia.

In passing Resolution 1695, the United Nations security council affirmed the principle that any provocative act that threatens to destabilise regional stability and security should elicit the world community’s timely and unified response.

Sadly, an equally dangerous missile threat that has long existed in the Taiwan Strait has received hardly any attention.

Ten years ago, on the eve of Taiwan’s first direct presidential election, totalitarian China test-fired several missiles into waters off the coast of Taiwan to intimidate its voters.

Since then, Beijing has continued increasing its pressure on Taiwan. Currently, it has deployed more than 800 missiles aimed at the island nation. [Full Text]



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