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Tue Aug 2, 2022, 12:40 PM

China Plans Four Days of Military Drills in Areas Encircling Taiwan

Source: Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) -- China declared it would conduct missile tests and military drills around Taiwan shortly after US House speaker Nancy Pelosi defied Beijing on Tuesday by landing on the island.

The People’s Liberation Army said it would stage a series of military drills including “long-range live firing in the Taiwan Strait” from Tuesday evening.

“This action is targeted at the US’s shocking recent major escalation on the Taiwan issue, and serves as a serious warning to Taiwanese independence forces or those seeking independence,” Shi Yi, a spokesperson for the Eastern Theater Command, said in a statement.

Separately, the official Xinhua News Agency announced military drills would take place from Aug. 4-7 in six areas that encircle Taiwan, giving coordinates for the exercises. “For safety reasons, relevant ships and aircraft should not enter the above sea areas and airspaces during this period,” Xinhua added.

Read more: https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/world/china-plans-four-days-of-military-drills-in-areas-encircling-taiwan/ar-AA10enwm

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TheProle Aug 2 OP
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2 #1
speak easy Aug 2 #5
speak easy Aug 2 #6
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2 #7
BumRushDaShow Aug 2 #9
DakotaSnow Aug 2 #13
MarineCombatEngineer Aug 2 #14
IronLionZion Aug 2 #2
speak easy Aug 2 #3
Magoo48 Aug 2 #4
highplainsdem Aug 2 #8
Novara Aug 2 #12
sybylla Aug 2 #17
Baggies Aug 2 #10
LudwigPastorius Aug 2 #11
rollin74 Aug 2 #15
Hekate Aug 2 #16
llashram Aug 2 #18
Martin68 Aug 2 #19
Darwins_Retriever Aug 3 #20

Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 12:46 PM

1. You just know there's going to be US assets monitoring these "exercises"

whether by ship, sub, aircraft or all the above.

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 12:53 PM

6. Free intel.

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Response to speak easy (Reply #6)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 12:54 PM

7. Yes indeedy. nt

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 01:12 PM

9. There's an LBN thread on what is being deployed by the U.S. out of Japan

https://www.democraticunderground.com/10142950404

It's "that time of year" for those "exercises".

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Response to MarineCombatEngineer (Reply #1)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 01:42 PM

13. AWACS

 

Going to be some E-3 Sentry's doing a lazy loiter in the entire area the next few days.

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Response to DakotaSnow (Reply #13)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 01:46 PM

14. And satellites dedicated to tracking Chinese assets and gaining intelligence of how the PLAN

operates.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 12:49 PM

2. Are they going to pull a Russian style attack?

They've been threating punishment for Pelosi's visit.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 12:52 PM

4. What a clusterfuck. A festival of some of the worlds most toxic, pollution spewing machines

shaking their mechanical dicks at each other for no productive reason.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 01:10 PM

8. Amazing what one confident, unarmed woman can do to insecure men.

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Response to highplainsdem (Reply #8)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 01:42 PM

12. +1

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Tue Aug 2, 2022, 02:42 PM

17. +1

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 01:36 PM

10. They'll eventually take back Taiwan

It just a matter of when.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 01:40 PM

11. Translation: We, decrepit authoritarian men, are upset that an American woman...

won't bow to our wishes.

...and we have small penises.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 01:47 PM

15. four days of temper tantrums from a bully

oh goody

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 01:48 PM

16. China has had its military jets aggressively buzzing Taiwan for some time now...

I have been speculating that their purpose is to test whether or not America is still interested in protecting our satellites in the region — i.e. Taiwan.

China is in the process of taking over control of large swathes of the Southern Pacific Ocean. China’s interpretation of what’s happening in Ukraine is not “America’s back,” but “this is a post-America world now.”


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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 04:52 PM

18. they are

as bad as Putin not allowing countries to maintain their independence. Taiwan first. What's next?

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Tue Aug 2, 2022, 05:25 PM

19. A Chinese mega-tantrum or cover for an invasion? I go for the former.

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Response to TheProle (Original post)

Wed Aug 3, 2022, 11:37 AM

20. Sounds like a good time for a US carrier battle group (or 2)

to check out the S. China Sea.

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