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Taiwan host war game with Chinese invasion simulated on computer | Chinese News

The Ministry of Defense said computer simulations of a Chinese attack on Taiwan would be conducted from April 23 to 30.

The defense ministry said days after China said an aircraft carrier was conducting exercises near the island and such drills would become routine.

The computer simulator of a Chinese attack on Taiwan will be conducted from April 23 to 30 and will form the first phase of Taiwan’s largest annual war game, drills Han Kuang, the ministry said on Wednesday.

The second phase, which includes live fire drills, will take place in July.

China-claimed Taiwan has been under increasing military pressure from Beijing in recent months, with China’s air force advancing almost daily in the air defense identification area of ​​the country. Taiwan.

“The drills are designed based on the toughest enemy threats, simulating all possible scenarios of an enemy invasion of Taiwan,” Major General Liu Yu- Ping told reporters.

He said the drills will use the General Theater Level Simulation system and will run 24 hours a day.

The Chinese Navy on Monday said a Chinese carrier strike group was conducting exercises near Taiwan and such drills would become routine, marking further escalation of tensions. .

The next day, the US Navy said its aircraft carrier Theodore Roosevelt Group had entered the South China Sea on April 4 to conduct routine operations, the second such visit this year.

The second phase of Taiwan’s war games will include mobilizing some 8,000 reserve troops to participate in live-fire drills, anti-amphibious exercises, and hospitals holding drills to cope with a series of heavy casualties.

When asked if Washington’s de facto embassy, ​​the American Institute in Taiwan, would send a representative to oversee the exercise, Liu said such plans were “discussed” but “would not be. is done, “under military sensitive grounds.

Washington has no official ties with Taipei but is its largest arms supplier. The Joe Biden administration has moved to reassure democratic Taiwan that its commitment to them is “solid”.



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