Hong Kong (CNN)
Taiwan has begun building a fleet of state-of-the-art submarines as it looks to further bolster its defensive capabilities, a move analysts say could complicate any potential Chinese military plans to invade the island or install a naval blockade.
Construction on the first of eight new subs began last month at a facility in the southern port city of Kaohsiung, with the first expected to begin sea trials in 2025. At a ceremony marking the beginning of the program, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called it a “historic milestone” which “demonstrates Taiwan’s strong will to the world.”
Essentially, Taiwan is telling China that in 4 years they will be equipped to defend against an invasion from China. Brillant; and in the meantime???
Can we even imagine how much better off the world would be if all the superpowers would combine the money they spend on defence and put it into improving the quality life for all humanity?? The stagger total is somewhere close to 1,458,000,000,000, (that is trillion per year), the USA spending more than all the rest of the countries combined, 732 billion.
If mankind was not out to annihilate each other, how many more peaceful ways could that money be used??
To me it looks like the insane human race are not happy unless they are killing one another. What else can it be.