A Taiwan Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class submarine taking part in drill in the East China Sea in April 2018, as part of a review by President Tsai Ing-wen of the navy's ability to defend Taiwan against attack. Photo: EPAA Taiwan Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class submarine taking part in drill in the East China Sea in April 2018, as part of a review by President Tsai Ing-wen of the navy's ability to defend Taiwan against attack. Photo: EPA
A Taiwan Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class submarine taking part in drill in the East China Sea in April 2018, as part of a review by President Tsai Ing-wen of the navy's ability to defend Taiwan against attack. Photo: EPA

Taiwan responds to Beijing threats with pledge to increase military spending to ‘ensure national security’

In a move certain to provoke Beijing, Taiwan announces three-point plan to safeguard sovereignty of the self-ruled island

Topic |   Taiwan
A Taiwan Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class submarine taking part in drill in the East China Sea in April 2018, as part of a review by President Tsai Ing-wen of the navy's ability to defend Taiwan against attack. Photo: EPAA Taiwan Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class submarine taking part in drill in the East China Sea in April 2018, as part of a review by President Tsai Ing-wen of the navy's ability to defend Taiwan against attack. Photo: EPA
A Taiwan Hai Lung (Sea Dragon) class submarine taking part in drill in the East China Sea in April 2018, as part of a review by President Tsai Ing-wen of the navy's ability to defend Taiwan against attack. Photo: EPA
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