China Holds Biggest Military Drills in a Year Around Taiwan

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China started its most expansive military drills in a year around Taiwan, ramping up pressure on Lai Ching-te just days after he took over as the island’s new president.

The drills on Thursday were intended to “serve as a strong punishment for the separatist acts of ‘Taiwan independence’ forces and a stern warning against the interference and provocation by external forces,” China’s Xinhua News Agency reported, citing a military spokesman.

The “external forces” line is likely a reference to the US, which is Taiwan’s main military backer. President Joe Biden has repeatedly said the US would defend the democracy of 23 million people if it’s attacked, while China has pledged to bring Taiwan under its control eventually, by force if necessary.

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Just look at them. Cannot take them seriously

mutsnuts
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While the US focused on diversity China is focused on effectiveness

Havanaxx
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I think those guys have had bad rice and are trying to find the toilet😅😅

karstenjensen
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Hahahahah maybe China should focus on building proper buildings and highways!

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