China Vs Taiwan: The Chinese Army (PLA) has started military exercises around Taiwan. It is being said that this is China’s biggest exercise ever. Regarding the exercise of the Chinese army, Taiwan has said that it is preparing for war. Chinese state news channel CCTV (CCTV) reported that according to local time on Thursday, in the afternoon, the Chinese army has started a live fire exercise in the sea besieging Taiwan. CCTV said through a post on social media with a map of Taiwan that the People’s Liberation Army’s important military exercise will run from 12 o’clock to 7 August 12 o’clock today. Meanwhile, it is reported that the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese Army has carried out a live fire shooting drill with long-range firepower, targeting the eastern part of the Taiwan Strait. China has planned maneuvers in the East China Sea, Shenkaku Island and Yonaguni Island.
Meanwhile, Taiwan’s military has said that it is closely monitoring the Chinese military’s maneuvers around the island and is ready for conflict. The Taiwanese military said it did not want this to happen. Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement that it would stick to the principle of preparedness for war without calling for war, with a view to avoid escalation of conflict due to the dispute. Taiwan alleges that China wants to change its status quo and create instability in the region.
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China will use this weapon for the first time in the exercise
The Global Times reported that China will use long-range weapons and DF-17 hypersonic missiles for the first time in maneuvers near Taiwan’s coast. The report said that Chinese missiles will fly over Taiwan for the first time.
Let us tell you that China was horrified when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi arrived in Taiwan and shortly after it announced a four-day exercise. The Chinese army is conducting maneuvers in the sea and sky around Taiwan. For this, China has warned many international airlines not to fly in the airspace near Taiwan, while the Chinese army is showing strength in the international shipping lane.
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