Defense ministry warns of heightened risk of cross-strait tension

  • 03 May, 2021
  • Paula Chao
Defense ministry warns of heightened risk of cross-strait tension
Deputy Defense Minister Chang Zhe-ping (RTI photo)

Deputy Defense Minister Chang Zhe-ping is warning of a heightened risk of tension in the Taiwan Strait. 

On Monday, Chang told the legislature that the situation is grave and “totally different from before.” He says that’s in light of repeated intrusion by Chinese vessels into Taiwan’s territorial waters.  

Chang says Taiwan has maintained its military preparedness. However, the defense ministry has ordered all soldiers in combat roles to exercise prudence and caution in order to avoid triggering a conflict.

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