China’s navy workouts within the Taiwan Strait are essentially the most aggressive within the space in a long time

China’s navy workouts within the Taiwan Strait are essentially the most aggressive within the space in a long time

Chinese government fired missiles, which landed a few kilometers from Taiwan on Thursday (4)

the government of China fired missiles and live ammunition in the early hours of this Thursday (4) against the Taiwan Straitin the most aggressive military exercises conducted by Beijing in decades. The projectiles landed a few kilometers off the south and east coast of Taiwanaccording to defense Ministry from the island.

The Chinese government chose to conduct military exercises involving navy, Air Force and other departments in six areas around Taiwan in response to the visit to the island of Presidente da United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosithis week.

According to experts in military doctrine heard by the New York Timesthe Chinese rehearse, with these exercises, different tactics for a potential invasion of Taiwanin case they decide to do so one day.

The official news agency of China Xinhua said the exercises are joint operations focusing on “blockades, attack on maritime targets, attack on land targets and control of airspace”. Taiwan put its military on alert and carried out civil defense exercises, while the States United have several naval resources in the area.

The exercises are scheduled to end on Sunday (7) and include attacks with missiles to targets in the waters to the north and south of the island. In this Thursday’s operation, troops from the Navy, Air Force, Missile Force, Strategic Support Force and Logistic Support Force dependent on the Eastern Command participated.

(Estadão Content, with information from the Associated Press)

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