PLA simulates siege on Taiwan’s Presidential Office

Want China Times
Date: 2015-07-22
By: Staff Reporter

China’s ongoing “Stride-2015 Zhurihe” series military exercise may have included simulating a

A screenshot of the exercise footage aired by CCTV. (Internet photo)

A screenshot of the exercise footage aired by CCTV. (Internet photo)

siege on Taiwan’s Presidential Office Building, reports the Shanghai-based Guancha Syndicate.

The Stride-2015 Zhurihe series exercise commenced on June 1 at the Zhurihe Combined Tactics Training Base of the People’s Liberation Army in the grasslands of northern China’s Inner Mongolia autonomous region. Zhurihe is Asia’s largest and the PLA’s most modernized training base, and is the only base where the PLA can hold group-army-scale actual-troop campaign exercises.

The series has now entered its third phase, “Stride-2015 Zhurihe C,” which again split the troops into red and blue squads in full-scale competitive drills. Footage from the exercise was aired on China’s national broadcaster CCTV on July 5, during which participants talked about the seriousness of the exercise and the importance of treating it as a real live-fire mission.     [FULL  STORY]

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