January 1, 2008
TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan Presidentsaid on Tuesday China now had 1,328 ballistic missiles aimed at the self-ruled island, up by more than a third from a previous estimate, further threatening stability in the .
In his finaladdress before stepping down in May, Chen said the number of short-range ballistic missiles deployed against had proliferated from 200 in 2000, when he took office, and now exceeded his most recent estimate of 988.
Taiwan has been ruled separately from China since 1949 when‘s Communists won a civil war on the mainland. still claims sovereignty over the democratically ruled island of 23 million people and ….