The Chinese People’s Liberation Army recently conducted a capture exercise in the southern province of Fujian.
The Armed Forces of the People’s Republic of China conducted simulated landings on a portion of the beach facing the Taiwan Sea in the southeastern province of Fujian. This was announced by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on the Chinese messaging platform Weibo, stating that the exercise involved engineers and naval specialists divided into teams, who dug trenches, threw grenades and destroyed barbed wire barriers. Despite the fact that the simulation is one of the military exercises routinely conducted by the Chinese defense along the coast, part of the international press considers the province of Fujian the most likely starting point for a hypothetical armed invasion of Taiwan. During the weekend, the Chinese President, Xi Jinping, has reassured about the “peaceful reunification” of the two shores of the Strait, after the consistent military violation of Taipei’s airspace conducted by the Chinese Air Force with more than 150 aircrafts from October 1 to 4.