China’s Military Drills Practice Attacking Taiwan From Pacific Coast as Tensions Escalate
As tensions between China and Taiwan continue to rise, China conducted military drills practicing a potential attack on Taiwan from the Pacific coast. The drills involved simulating mass missile strikes on Taiwan, as well as “sealing off” the island nation. China’s aircraft carriers were also reportedly operating near Taiwan during the drills.
Taiwan has responded with warnings to China, stating that any misstep could lead to an “uncontrollable” world war outbreak. The country has been on high alert as China has ramped up military activities near its borders, including frequent flyovers by Chinese warplanes.
The United States has also responded to the recent drills, with both the US and Chinese aircraft carriers in the region. The Chinese carrier Shandong launched 80 fighter missions during the drills over the weekend.
The BBC has noted that these recent actions by China are a clear show of strength, meant to intimidate Taiwan and maintain its claim over the island. The international community has remained concerned about the potential for conflict in the region, as tensions have continued to escalate.