According to projections by Taiwanese and U.S. militaries, China's amphibious capabilities would threaten Taiwan in five years, said Su Tzu-yun, an associate research fellow at the Institute of National Security and Defense Research.
China is laying down more amphibious assault ships and tank-landing ships, including the 40,000-tonne Type 071 amphibious assault dock and the 25,000-tonne Type 075 landing helicopter dock.
The procurement of the ships illustrates the PLA's expanding capability to launch multipronged amphibious operations, posing a security threat to Taiwan.
A report by South China Morning Post said the PLA has deployed missiles in Fujian and Zhejiang provinces across the Taiwan Strait.
Indigenous submarines and a plan to buy 400 ground-launched Harpoon missiles from the U.S. would give Taiwan crucial capabilities in defending against an amphibious attack.
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