外文标题：Taiwan launches its largest ever missile ship
SUAO (Taiwan): Taiwan on Tuesday launched its largest ever missile ship as the island strives to modernise its armed forces in response to a perceived threat from China.
The 500-tonne corvette named 'Tuo Chiang' - 'Tuo River' - is the first of its kind ever produced by Taiwan and was touted by defence minister Yen Ming as "the fastest and most powerful" in Asia.
Armed with 16 missiles including eight supersonic Hsiung-feng III (Brave Wind) anti-ship missiles, it will boost Taiwan's defence capabilities against its giant neighbour, which considers the island part of China's territory awaiting to be reunited by force if necessary.
"From now on, the navy's combat capabilities will reach a crucial milestone, Yen said at a launch ceremony held in the port of Suao, in northeastern Yilan county.
Subhas Roy (Durgapur, West Bengal)
good to know
Important thing is they built it themselves We dont worry of pak nuclear weapons. Someday they will geting used on pak ppl. Just like a 'selfie' !!
Taiwan would be searched most in January, 2015. Just for doing something Really awesome.
let live and other live.
Terry Willson (Mackay, Queensland)
Impressive warship at only 500 tonnes with the capacity to travel at 38 knots. Far less expensive to build than a larger frigate five times the size with the same formidable fire power. Indian navy should acquire weapons platforms like these.
roger k (unknown)
Well done Taiwan ! Good attitude of US to offer help in developing this missile-warship by Taiwan, as this little country is an attractive prey for greedy and aggressive China ! Rest of the advanced world need to help Taiwan's defence against evil aggressor China ! Jai Hind !