CHINA has staged a chilling island invasion exercise aimed to simulate an all-out clash with Taiwan.
Saturday saw China’s simulated attack use drones, special forces and airborne troops in a staged exercise to prepare for an invasion of Taiwan. The horrific drills were reported by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV and marked the first time in recent years a state media outlet told all about preparations to attack the country. It marks the latest act of aggression from Beijing in the South China Sea, and follows increased naval presence from China in the dispute waters.
The simulated attack took place on Taiwan’s National Day, with the drills beginning at night.
CCTV’s report detailed how Chinese forces moved in from multiple locations to demonstrate their preparedness for an invasion.
The report added: “The exercise, with the effective integration of multiple new combat forces, increased the actual combat capability of the troops in joint landing and three-dimensional assault.”