søndag 19. juli 2020

Taiwan thwarts Chinese 'invasion' in five-day live-fire drill

Taiwanese soldiers have fought off simulated coastal assaults from Chinaduring their biggest annual live-fire exercises of the year, as Beijing ramps up military pressure on the island. The five-day drill, which began on Monday, tests how democratic Taiwan’s armed forces would repel an invasion from its neighbour. Beijing regards Taiwan as part of its territory and has vowed to one day seize it – by force if necessary. Thursday’s simulation involved fighter jets, warships and ground troops repelling an enemy attempt to land on a beach in the central city of Taichung in an operation involving 8,000 service members.