Military prepares for Chinese invasion

The China Post
Date: January 18, 2017
By: Joseph Yeh

TAIPEI, Taiwan — The military simulated an invasion by the People’s Liberation Army,

A M60A3 Patton battle tank demonstrates its combat capabilities during a drill at a drill ground in Taichung on Tuesday, Jan. 17. (CNA)

days after China’s sole aircraft carrier completed its first circumnavigation of Taiwan.

The drill, which saw the 10th Army Corps and the Army Aviation Special Forces Command test their combat readiness, was staged in Taichung on Tuesday morning.

The simulation of a Chinese invasion comes at a time of heightened cross-strait tensions, following the completion of a two-stage circumnavigation of Taiwan by the Liaoning aircraft carrier and an accompanying fleet last Wednesday.

The military played out the possibility of China using the pretense of a naval drill to amass naval and airborne forces on the China’s southeastern shore.   [FULL  STORY]

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