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Taiwan army chief died in helicopter crash

Authorities said that the Chief Military Officer of Taiwan is among eight people who died when a military helicopter made an emergency landing in a mountainous area. General Shen Yiming and 12 others were on a Black Hawk helicopter when forced to land in the capital city Taipei due to bad weather. The accident occurred just one week before the general election, and will likely be returned to the independently committed power English President.


Tsai’s Twit: Tsai’s election office said it would postpone the election for three days to respond to the case as commander-in-chief of the military. “My deep sadness for the prominent soldier and his family who died in a helicopter accident today,” Tsai wrote on Twitter. “We will do our best to help the family during this loss and investigate the cause of the accident.”

Thirteen boarded the Blackhawk UH-60M, part of the Air Force rescue team, and took off from Matsuyama Air Force Base in Taipei before 8:00 am. He was headed to a military base in Dong in the northeast as part of his inspection before the Lunar New Year holiday this month, the Taiwan Central News Agency reported.

Causes of this accident: The helicopter disappeared from the radar screen about 10 minutes after takeoff and collided with the mountainous area between the capital and the coast. The cause of the Black Hawk accident, which was sold to the Taiwan Army by the United States in 2010 by the U.S., was not clear. Still, local media said the pilot reported that the weather was a problem shortly before the helicopter lost contact. The Ministry of Defence has confirmed that Chief of Staff General Shen Emin was dead. Shen, 62, lead the Taiwan Air Force six months ago. He became chief of staff six months ago, responsible for defending China against the island.

About Taiwan: China is regarded as a secessionist state in Taiwan, under the Xi Jinping leaders. People’s Republic was ruled by communists, more and more about what to “unify” the country with the armed actively making proposals. In a speech a year ago, Mr. Xi stated that he did not rule out using force to occupy Taiwan. US presidents since Richard M. Nixon have adhered to Beijing’s One China policy and acknowledged their position that Taiwan is part of China. However, the United States continued to sell weapons to Taiwan, helping democratic islands protect themselves from the threat of attacks by the Chinese Communist Party forces.

“Independent” Millennials of Taiwan is becoming a lost generation of Xi Jinping. In 2010, the Obama administration agreed to sell $ 6,400 million in weapons to Taiwan, including 60 Blackhawk UH-60M helicopters and 114 Patriot Advanced Capability-3 missile defense interceptors. However, the Trump administration, which is engaged in a trade war with China, announced a broader agreement in August to pledge to sell $ 8 billion worth of F-16 fighters to Taiwan. Taiwan has been ruled separately since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949. However, Beijing views the island as a state that will someday be reunited with China as needed.

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