‘OPERATION DECAPITATION’:The MND said that China’s plans for attack would begin with threats and culminate in mounting airborne and amphibious landings for invasion
Date: Sep 01, 2015
By: Jason Pan / Staff reporter
China continues to target Taiwan for attack and invasion in the event of conflict, and Beijing is
likely to declare a South China Sea air defense identification zone (ADIZ) in the near future to bolster its claim on the islets and reefs in the region, the Ministry of National Defense (MND) said.
According to MND reports released yesterday, Beijing convened high-level meetings to re-evaluate its cross-strait policies following last year’s Sunflower movement and related protests by Taiwanese against the government’s move to force a cross-strait service trade agreement with China through the legislature.
The report said China is concerned about the outcome of Taiwan’s presidential and legislative elections in January next year, and its People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has therefore conducted a series of military drills in recent months simulating an invasion of Taiwan, known as “Operation Decapitation,” in which airborne paratroopers and special forces practiced descending on the Presidential Office Building in Taipei City in a rapid assault. [FULL STORY]