- Five-day drill began with simulated PLA missile attacks targeting command centres, airports and military bases, source says
- This year’s exercise will see new battalions, reservists and other special forces taking part for the first time amid increasing intimidation from Beijing
South China Morning Post
Date: 13 Jul, 2020
By: Lawrence Chung
Taiwan’s military has begun five days of live-fire war games putting its defences to the test against a mainland invasion, as Beijing and Washington step up their sabre-rattling in the region.
Chief of the General Staff Huang Shu-kuang kicked off the annual drill – dubbed Han Kuang – on Monday, giving orders from the self-ruled island’s top command centre in Taipei.
According to a military source, the first day involved simulated People’s Liberation Army missile attacks targeting command centres, airports and military bases in Taiwan.
“We are testing the preservation capabilities of our forces in such a scenario and how ready our reserve forces would be,” said the source, who requested anonymity because he was not authorised to speak to the media. [FULL STORY]