Happening now: Taiwan’s military simulates a helicopter attack on Taoyuan International Airport, as part of the third day of the annual Han Kuang military exercises. This is the first time the military has practiced defending the airport in almost 40 years of the exercises. pic.twitter.com/aTJAd0kP3O
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Do they think this is a game?
Mainland China has 1.5 billion people.
Taiwan would be hard to invade, I guess – in theory. Not too many beaches.
But if China wanted to do it, they would do it.
The issue is: they don’t want to invade Taiwan.
Why would they want to invade Taiwan?
The only reason they would want to invade Taiwan is if the US turned Taiwan into a Ukraine type situation.
Presumably, Taiwanese people are not stupid enough to go along with that.
Their retarded government (run by women, by the way) is very unpopular.
Taiwan’s Taoyuan International Airport became the scene of a simulated Chinese invasion on Wednesday for the first time ever as the island’s military conducted an anti-takeover drill to fend off any possible attack from Beijing.
The drill was designed to test the Taiwanese military’s cross-branch coordination and emergency response capabilities during a simulated Chinese invasion, the Ministry of National Defense previously said.
With military helicopters in the sky and soldiers on the tarmac, the drill at Taiwan’s busiest international gateway reflects how Taipei is preparing for multiple scenarios in the face of fears over China’s increased military intimidation – concerns which have amplified since Russia’s invasion of Ukraine began last year.
China’s ruling Communist Party claims the self-governing democracy of Taiwan as its territory despite never having controlled it, and has spent decades trying to isolate it diplomatically.
Beijing has not ruled out using force to take control of Taiwan, and has been putting growing military pressure on Taipei by sending aircraft into its self-declared air defense identification zone and warships in waters around the island.
Airports, civilian or otherwise, are primary targets, as was vividly displayed by Moscow’s ultimately unsuccessful attempt to seize Kyiv’s Hostomel Airport in the opening stages of their invasion last year.
At Taoyuan on Wednesday, soldiers wearing red helmets to mark themselves as simulated infiltrators engaged in a shootout drill with airport police. Firefighters also practiced putting out simulated fires.
Military choppers simulated flying over the airport and deploying enemy troops on the tarmac. As they approached an airport building, they exchanged fire along the way with the Taiwanese military defending the facility and those hiding in makeshift covers.
The drills, which lasted for 30 minutes, wrapped up as the Taiwanese military practiced clearing out residual enemy forces, brandishing Taiwan’s flag in the end to signify their simulated successful defense of the airport.
Quite frankly, the Taiwanese would stand down if China “invaded.”
It would just be an annexation.
What reason do they have to fight the Chinese?
Do they want to fight them for gay anal marriage?
It doesn’t make any sense.
Taiwan is a part of China; the Taiwanese people recognize that. This has never been a matter of dispute – until Joe Biden started claiming it was a matter of dispute.