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kuwaittimes.net 15 Sep, 2021 18:30 am

China hosts multinational exercise

China hosts multinational exercise

Invasion wargame In another development, fighter jets practiced landing on a highway in southern Taiwan yesterday as part of an annual live-fire military exercise that simulates defending the island against an invasion by China.Military tensions have risen to their highest in decades under President Xi Jinping with China now routinely sending fighter jets and nuclear capable bombers into Taiwan’s air defense zone and state media regularly publicizing invasion drills.Yesterday morning, various Taiwanese fighter jets as well as an early warning aircraft practised taking off and landing on a provincial highway in Pingtung county.Senior US generals have publicly warned that China could potentially carry off an invasion and the defense of Taiwan has become a rare bipartisan issue in Washington.

The previous biggest incursion – 25 jets-was in April after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken warned China not to attempt to change the status quo of Taiwan.Last year Chinese jets and bombers made a record 380 incursions into Taiwan’s air defense identification zone (ADIZ).

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