By: Feng Chao, Elaine Hou and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Jan. 21 (CNA) A state-run television network in China reported
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]