TAIPEI (Taiwan News) — As Chinese warplanes intrude into Taiwan's air defense identification zone (ADIZ) with increasing frequency, the government has pledged to post online the locations of over 117,000 air raid shelters in the event of an attack by the People's Liberation Army (PLA).
As China continues to increase its aggressive military actions around Taiwan, including incessant intrusions by People's Liberation Army Air Force (PLAAF) warplanes, Taiwan People's Party (TPP) legislator Kao Hung-an (高虹安) submitted a written request to the Cabinet to provide the list of government procedures in the event of changes in the military situation, reported Liberty Times. In response, the Cabinet stated that in addition to strengthening the preparedness of the nation's military, the government will also raise people's basic understanding of emergency evacuation and rescue protocols.
Kao wrote that the government should make preparations in advance before the PLAAF takes more aggressive actions. In addition to strengthening Taiwan's defenses, he suggested raising public awareness about dealing with a national emergency.
Kao noted that most Taiwanese have never encountered war and lack basic knowledge about emergency evacuations and rescue procedures. He then called on the government to better inform the public on what to do during an attack, including where the nearest air raid shelters are located and where to seek treatment if injured.