In wake of Taiwan elections, Chinese TV reports PLA live-fire drill

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2016/01/21
By: Feng Chao, Elaine Hou and S.C. Chang

Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) A state-run television network in China reported

(Captured from the CNTV website)

(Captured from the CNTV website)

Wednesday that a live-fire drill had been conducted recently by the Chinese military off China’s southeast coast, the first report of a military exercise following Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections last week.

The China Central Television (CCTV) report came after Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文), chairwoman of the main opposition Democratic Progressive Party (DPP), won a landslide victory in Taiwan’s presidential election and her party also gained a legislative majority, winning 68 seats in the 113-member Legislature.

In the report, CCTV said the 31st Group Army, a military formation of China’s People’s Liberation Army (PLA) based in the southeastern city of Xiamen, had conducted a large-scale live-fire landing drill off Southeast China.     [FULL  STORY]

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