TAIWANESE ARMY SOLDIERS MAN TOW MISSILE LAUNCHER
Two camouflaged Taiwanese army soldiers participate in a demonstration of TOW anti-tank missile in Lin Kou mililary base, about 20 km west of Taipei, March 21. More than 2,000 army soldiers are stationed in the base which is strategially important to defend the capital city of Taipei. Taiwan holds the first ever direct presidential elections on March 23. Tension between China and Taiwan remains high following three military exercises by China in Fujian province.