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Friday, 3 January 2020

Deputy Defense Minister and Chief of General Staff of Taiwan Shen Yi-Ming died in a helicopter crash

Deputy Defense Minister and Chief of General Staff of Taiwan Shen Yi-Ming died in a helicopter crash

Deputy Defense Minister and Chief of General Staff of Taiwan Shen Yi-Ming died in a helicopter crash on Thursday. According to local media, 13 other people were boarding the helicopter along with General Ming. Around 8 am, the helicopter lost contact with the base and crashed into the Taiwanese hills. According to the Ministry of Defense, 8 people were killed in the helicopter. 5 people were seriously injured. Following this incident, Taiwan's President Cy Ing-wen canceled all events related to the election on January 11.

General Ming sought help from America against China

General Ming is considered a great opponent of China. In May this year, he had asked for new fighter jets from the US to protect himself from China's threats. General Ming has been the Chief of the Army besides being the General of the Air Force. 
China will conduct military exercises in the maritime area near Taiwan

In the past, China has started sending its bombers and surveillance aircraft over Taiwan to put pressure on Taiwan. Because of this, Ming sought help from America.

Taiwan considers itself a free country

Taiwan's President Sai Ing-wen on Wednesday rejected the 'one country, two systems' formula introduced by China. Wen said such a system has already failed in Hong Kong. So it is no use to implement it in Taiwan. Indeed, China owes its share to Taiwan. Xi Jinping has spoken of taking possession of Taiwan on strength several times. However, Taiwan considers itself a separate independent country, 'The Republic of China'.

Sai has promised to preserve Taiwan's autonomy

General elections are to be held in Taiwan this time on 11 January. Earlier, President Sai promised in his New Year address that he would preserve Taiwan's autonomy. She claimed that she would put up a mechanism in the government that would protect both Taiwan's democracy and freedom. His campaign is backed by Hong Kong's pro-democracy protesters.

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