Taipei Times:
China not ready for full assault: report

GEOLOGICAL CHALLENGE: The PLA lacks the landing vehicles and
logistics required to launch an incursion into Taiwan via the
Taiwan Strait, a defense ministry report said.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) does not yet have the
military capability to wage an all-out war against Taiwan, given
the demanding geological environment of the Taiwan Strait, a
Ministry of National Defense report said.

The China Military Power Report 2020, which the ministry yesterday
submitted to the Legislative Yuan for review, said the PLA still
lacks the landing vehicles and logistics required to launch an
incursion into Taiwan via the Taiwan Strait.

If Beijing were to wage a war now, its combat plans could take the
form of military intimidation, blockades, firepower strikes and
landing operations, the report said.


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WNU Editor: A Chinese invasion of Taiwan would be like the
Normandy invasion, but against more formidable defences. The
Chinese are nowhere near that type of capability.