Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Killed in Helicopter Crash

In a helicopter crash Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister and Chief of General Staff Shen Yi-Ming got killed. Thirteen other people were on the helicopter along with General Ming. The helicopter lost contact with the base and crashed into the Taiwanese hills around 8 am. According to the Ministry of Defense, 8 people were killed in the helicopter while 5 people were seriously injured. After this incident, Taiwan's President Cy Ing-wen canceled all events related to elections on January 11.

Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Killed in Helicopter Crash
Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister Killed in Helicopter Crash

In a helicopter crash Taiwan’s Deputy Defense Minister and Chief of General Staff Shen Yi-Ming got killed. Thirteen other people were on the helicopter along with General Ming. The helicopter lost contact with the base and crashed into the Taiwanese hills around 8 am. According to the Ministry of Defense, 8 people were killed in the helicopter while 5 people were seriously injured. After this incident, Taiwan's President Cy Ing-wen canceled all events related to elections on January 11.

General Ming is considered to be a great opponent of China. In May this year, he had demanded new fighter jets from the US to protect himself from China's threats. 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.

On Wednesday, Taiwan's President Sai Ing-wen rejected the 'one country, two systems' formula which was 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 'Republic of China'.

General elections are to be held on 11 January in Taiwan. Earlier, President Sai promised that he would preserve Taiwan's autonomy. He claimed that he 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.