Taiwan drills provide insight into Beijing's island-grabbing strategies

China: Military analysts agree that Beijing's preferred options for regaining control of the island include lightning strikes designed to do so with minimal cost. A recent exercise conducted by mainland China against Taiwan exposed part of Beijing's strategy to do so.

The PLA's Eastern Theater Command announced on Wednesday that it had "successfully completed" several operations during recent exercises and issued a warning that more exercises are being planned.

The exercise, which included extensive air and sea exercises in six areas around the island and the firing of 11 Dongfeng missiles over it, began after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the island last Thursday, which Beijing called a serious violation. seen as its sovereignty.

Also seen flying over Cuomoy, a Taiwanese-controlled island also known as Kinmen, were drones being used to observe the shooting of targets.

According to the state broadcaster CCTV, the 73rd Group Army of the People's Liberation Army also conducted an amphibious landing exercise in Fujian province.

On Tuesday, the PLA's Eastern Theater Command conducted another "joint blockade" operation that included aerial combat, refueling and maritime support operations.

In addition, the PLA Daily reported on Wednesday that although the exact date and location were not specified, the Marines were rehearsing the landing operation.

Former PLA instructor Song Zhongping claimed that those exercises did not involve "all mainland tactics".

The exercises are only a small part of China's ongoing war preparedness, he said, adding that Beijing would attempt to retake the island for the least amount of money, in the best-case scenario a brief truce that would reduce civilians. Uses precision attacks. Casualty.

He added that future exercises will also include landing operations involving multiple forces of the PLA Army, Navy and Air Force.

Former PLA Colonel Yu Gang claimed that the close relations between Taiwan and the United States had been damaged by recent exercises.

According to Yu, Beijing would probably choose a quick war over blocking the island in a real-world conflict.

Yu said that in order to attack Taiwan militarily in the future, we must achieve sudden effects that do not prepare Taiwan and serve strategic objectives quickly.

According to Yu, the war may have started with attacks aimed at crippling Taiwan's command structure, destroying its primary fighting machinery, and lowering military morale.

However, he warned that there is a good chance the US, Japan, and even NATO will step in, hence a "joint blockade campaign" to prevent the PLA from advancing outside forces to support Taiwan. Must be ready to start.

He claimed that China would dare to launch atomic bombs to prevent the US and Japan from playing with fire and setting themselves on fire. "China is not afraid of a life-and-death struggle with the US and Japan," he said.

Beijing still intends to use force to annex Taiwan because it views it as a separate province.

Eastern Theater Command spokesman Xi Yi said in a brief statement on Wednesday that the troops had "successfully completed a variety of tasks, and effectively tested the unified combined combat capabilities of the troops."

Tan Kefei, a Defense Ministry spokesman, made a separate statement in which he accused Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party of trying to advance independence by building closer ties with foreign countries, claiming that a move would propel the island toward "disaster". was pushing.

"With the utmost sincerity and best efforts, we stand ready to work towards the possibility of a peaceful reunification for the benefit of the people of Taiwan. However, Tan stressed that the PLA would not allow any form of external interference or separatist interference in Taiwan." Will never tolerate activity.

China will take all necessary steps to achieve reunification with Taiwan

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