Taiwan started this Tuesday military exercises with live fire simulating the defense of the island against a potential Chinese invasion, a day after China extended its military maneuvers in that territory.
“We will practice counterattacks against simulated enemy attacks on Taiwan,” Lou Woei-jye, a spokesman for the Eighth Army Corps, said on Monday, the same day Beijing resumed new military exercises near the island. , ignoring international calls for an end to the manoeuvres, which should have ended on Sunday.
A spokesman for Taiwan’s Eighth Army Corps confirmed that exercises began on Tuesday in the Pingtung region, in the far south of the territory, with the firing of flares and artillery.
Taiwanese island forces are training reaction maneuvers to possible landings in Pingtung, according to information from the Taiwanese army, which added that several hundred soldiers were deployed for the exercises.
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