«Taiwan's president, Chen Sui-bian, warned that the PLA [the Chinese army] had 610 missiles pointed at the island, up from 496 in December. With the number continuing to increase sharply, he forecast China would have 800 ballistic weapons in place by 2006 - enough for a sustained 10-hour barrage that could wipe out most of Taiwan's defences before its ally, the United States, could respond.
To deter such an attack, the Taiwanese prime minister, Yu Shyi-kun, called for the development of an offensive missile system. "You fire 100 missiles at me, I fire 50 at you. You hit Taipei and Kaohsiung. I at least hit Shanghai," he said, mentioning Taiwan's two biggest cities and the mainland's financial capital. "If we have such counter-strike capability today, Taiwan is safe."»
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