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China Using Drills To “Prepare For Invasion”: Taiwan Foreign Minister

Taiwan’s overseas minister mentioned that China is utilizing drills to arrange for an invasion.


Taiwan’s overseas minister mentioned Tuesday that Beijing is utilizing air and sea drills encircling the island to arrange for an invasion and to vary the established order within the Asia-Pacific area.

China launched its largest-ever conflict video games round Taiwan final week in a livid response to a go to by US Home Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the highest-ranking American official to go to the self-ruled island in many years.

“China has used the drills and its navy playbook to arrange for the invasion of Taiwan,” Joseph Wu advised a press convention in Taipei.

“It’s conducting large-scale navy workout routines and missile launches, in addition to cyber-attacks, a disinformation marketing campaign and financial coercion with a view to weaken public morale in Taiwan.”

Taipei’s prime diplomat reiterated its condemnation of the drills Beijing continued Monday regardless of initially saying they might finish a day earlier, noting they’d hindered one of many busiest transport and air routes on the earth.

Wu’s press convention got here after the Taiwanese navy held its personal live-fire drill to simulate defending in opposition to an assault on the island.

He referred to as Beijing’s conflict video games a “gross violation of Taiwan’s rights” and an try to take management of the waters round Taiwan and the broader Asia-Pacific area.

“China’s actual intention is to change the established order within the Taiwan Strait and whole area,” he mentioned.

Wu went on to thank Western allies for standing as much as China.

“It additionally sends a transparent message to the world that democracy won’t bow to the intimidation of authoritarianism,” he mentioned.

(Aside from the headline, this story has not been edited by NDTV employees and is printed from a syndicated feed.)

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