Free Newsletters - Space - Defense - Environment - Energy - Solar - Nuclear
..
. Military Space News .




MISSILE NEWS
Taiwan renews call on China to remove missiles
by Staff Writers
Taipei (AFP) May 8, 2013


Taiwan on Wednesday renewed its call on China to withdraw more than 1,000 missiles targeting the island amid improving ties between the formal bitter rivals.

"If the Chinese side wants to show goodwill, it actually can voluntarily remove the missiles. This does not require cross-strait negotiations," Wang Yu-chi, Taiwan's top China policy maker, said at a parliamentary session.

Although Taiwan has been governed separately from mainland China since a civil war ended in 1949, Beijing still claims the island as part of its territory awaiting reunification, by force if necessary.

Taiwanese experts estimate the People's Liberation Army has more than 1,600 missiles aimed at the island.

Wang's predecessor, Lai Shin-yuan, had made the same call in 2011, saying it was a precondition for reaching a peace treaty with Beijing to put a formal end to the civil war fought more than 60 years ago.

Wang told the United Daily News that Taiwan would not shun discussing practical political matters with China, such as swapping representative offices, but there was no urgency for a "purely political issue" such as the peace treaty.

Tensions across the Taiwan Strait have eased markedly since 2008 after Ma Ying-jeou became the island's president on a Beijing-friendly platform. He was reelected in 2012 for a final four-year term.

The past five years have seen closer economic cooperation between the two sides but Ma has said repeatedly that the missiles remain a major obstacle to improved relations.

.


Related Links
Learn about missile defense at SpaceWar.com
All about missiles at SpaceWar.com






Comment on this article via your Facebook, Yahoo, AOL, Hotmail login.

Share this article via these popular social media networks
del.icio.usdel.icio.us DiggDigg RedditReddit GoogleGoogle




Memory Foam Mattress Review
Newsletters :: SpaceDaily :: SpaceWar :: TerraDaily :: Energy Daily
XML Feeds :: Space News :: Earth News :: War News :: Solar Energy News





MISSILE NEWS
Syria: Israel blasts Hezbollah's missile chain
Beirut, Lebanon (UPI) May 6, 2013
Israeli airstrikes against Syria appear to be concentrating on hitting the flow of Iranian and Syrian arms, including surface-to-surface and anti-aircraft, missiles to Hezbollah in Lebanon, rather than President Bashar Assad's embattled regime in Damascus. Israeli warplanes, firing U.S.-built stand-off weapons from undefended Lebanese air space or over the Israeli-occupied sector of the ... read more


MISSILE NEWS
U.S. seeks $220 million for Israel missile defense

Pentagon requests more funding for Israel's 'Iron Dome'

Lockheed Martin PAC-3 Missile Intercepts and Destroys Tactical Ballistic Missile in New Test

Japan's missile defence plan: some facts

MISSILE NEWS
Taiwan renews call on China to remove missiles

Syria: Israel blasts Hezbollah's missile chain

Lockheed Martin's Nemesis Missile Scores 3-For-3 in Flight Tests

Guam heightens alert level after N. Korea threats

MISSILE NEWS
Northrop Grumman, U.S. Navy Conduct First Arrested Landing of X-47B Unmanned Demonstrator

Outside View: Drones: Say it with figures

ESA-EDA Flight Demonstration On Remotely Piloted Aircraft Systems Insertion Into Civil Airspace

Israel builds up its war robot industry

MISSILE NEWS
Department of Defense looking to allow Apple, Samsung devices

DARPA Seeks Clean-Slate Ideas For Mobile Ad Hoc Networks

Astrium's secure milsatcoms now cover the world

Gilat to Equip IDF with SatTrooper-1000 Military Manpack

MISSILE NEWS
Germany says will sell 164 tanks to Indonesia

Files posted online to 'print' working handgun

Northrop Grumman Selected to Complete JCREW I1B1 Development

DARPA Announces Winner of the First FANG Challenge

MISSILE NEWS
Pentagon plans to cut civilian workforce

South Africa government in crisis over wedding scandal

S.African diplomat suspended over Indian plane scandal

South Korea opts for Boeing's Apache

MISSILE NEWS
China should 'reconsider' who owns Okinawa: academics

India FM in China visit after border row

Beijing says US defence report hypes China threat

US shift to Asia on track despite budget cuts: admiral

MISSILE NEWS
Going negative pays for nanotubes

Researchers develop unique method for creating uniform nanoparticles

Dark field imaging of rattle-type silica nanorattles coated gold nanoparticles in vitro and in vivo

'Super-resolution' microscope possible for nanostructures




The content herein, unless otherwise known to be public domain, are Copyright 1995-2014 - Space Media Network. AFP, UPI and IANS news wire stories are copyright Agence France-Presse, United Press International and Indo-Asia News Service. ESA Portal Reports are copyright European Space Agency. All NASA sourced material is public domain. Additional copyrights may apply in whole or part to other bona fide parties. Advertising does not imply endorsement,agreement or approval of any opinions, statements or information provided by Space Media Network on any Web page published or hosted by Space Media Network. Privacy Statement