Taiwan: China staging mock invasion and breaching demarcation line

Taiwan: China staging mock invasion and breaching demarcation line

Taiwan has accused the Chinese army of simulating an attack on its main island, as Beijing continued retaliation for Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei. Beijing on Saturday continued some of its largest-ever military drills around Taiwan – exercises seen as practice for a blockade and ultimate invasion of the island. Taipei said it observed “multiple” Chinese planes and ships operating in the Taiwan Strait, believing them to be simulating an attack on the self-ruled democracy’s main island. “Multiple batches of Communist planes and ships conducting activities around the Taiwan Strait, some of which crossed the median line,” the defence ministry said, referring to an unofficial demarcation line that runs down the Taiwan Strait which Beijing does not recognise. Beijing said it would hold a live-fire drill in a southern part …
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