Want China Times
By: Staff Reporter and CNA
The People’s Liberation Army will conduct live-fire drills in the Taiwan Strait between Sept.
11-13, according to a report from the PLA Daily, the mouthpiece of the PLA’s General Political Department.
The report, published Thursday morning, offered exact coordinates for where the exercise will take place, warning that vessels and planes will be prohibited from entering the area as artillery fire could reach heights of 8,000 meters.
The purpose or aim of the exercise, to be held between 3pm and 5pm on each of the three days, was not made public, nor were the participating warships or the nature of the drills.
Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said Thursday that it is aware of the drills, with ministry spokesperson Major General Luo Shou-he noting that the exercise will involve regular artillery fire in an area about 14 nautical miles off Weitou in southeastern China’s Fujian province. [FULL STORY]