Vice defense minister shuts down media speculation on Taiwan’s submarine construction

07-Dec-2021 Intellasia | TaiwanNews | 5:02 AM Print This Post

Vice minister of National Defense Wang Shin-lung on Monday (December 6) said that a lot of information in local media reports regarding the nation’s submarine construction project is actually incorrect.

During an inquiry session at the Legislative Yuan, Kuomintang Legislator Wu Si-huai expressed concern over the increasing number of reports about seven countries that have been helping Taiwan develop its own submarines. He said that all the publicity may irk China, which may result in foreign defense contractors refusing to cooperate further with Taiwan, CNA reported.

Wang said that many of the reports are actually incorrect and called on the media to be cautious in reporting on the matter.

The vice minister emphasized that the construction of submarines is going according to plan and on schedule, adding that the Ministry of National Defense (MND) will not comment on speculation.

Wang said the MND will carry out the construction project in accordance with established policies and regulations, per CNA.


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