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Mon Oct 11, 2021, 01:32 PM

China says it carried out beach landing drills in province opposite Taiwan

Source: Reuters

BEIJING, Oct 11 (Reuters) - China's military said on Monday it had carried out beach landing and assault drills in the province directly across the sea from Taiwan, though it did not link the exercises to current tensions with Taipei.

Democratically ruled Taiwan, claimed by China as its own territory, has complained of stepped-up military and political pressure from Beijing to force it to accept Chinese rule, including massed air force incursions into Taiwan's air defence identification zone. read more

The official People's Liberation Army Daily newspaper, in a brief report on its Weibo microblogging account, said the drills had been carried out "in recent days" in the southern part of Fujian province.

The action had involved "shock" troops, sappers and boat specialists, the Chinese military newspaper added. The troops were "divided into multiple waves to grab the beach and perform combat tasks at different stages", it added, without providing further details.

Read more: https://www.reuters.com/world/asia-pacific/china-says-it-carried-out-beach-landing-drills-province-opposite-taiwan-2021-10-11/



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Reply China says it carried out beach landing drills in province opposite Taiwan (Original post)
OneCrazyDiamond Oct 11 OP
AZLD4Candidate Oct 11 #1
cab67 Oct 11 #3
Javaman Oct 11 #10
AZLD4Candidate Oct 11 #11
Devil Child Oct 11 #6
AZLD4Candidate Oct 11 #9
Devil Child Oct 11 #18
Alexander Of Assyria Oct 11 #13
Devil Child Oct 11 #19
roamer65 Oct 11 #2
catsudon Oct 11 #8
roamer65 Oct 11 #12
Slammer Oct 11 #4
mahina Oct 11 #7
Alexander Of Assyria Oct 11 #14
mahina Oct 11 #15
paleotn Oct 11 #17
Tomconroy Oct 11 #5
paleotn Oct 11 #16

Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 01:50 PM

1. The PRC is a giant paper tiger.

Their roar is worse than its bite and they know how much they will lose trying to take Taiwan.

This is normal for most political clowns. Chinas economy is right now in the trash, so XJP is ramping up xenophobia, jingoism, and militarism as a distraction.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 03:32 PM

3. They're a paper tiger that can squash Taiwan like a bug.

You're probably right, but the PRC's army is larger than ours, its navy has more ships than ours (and it includes a couple of aircraft carriers), and although it's fleet of front-line fighter aircraft is smaller than ours, it includes modern equipment that, for some metrics, outperforms ours. Without the protection of allies, Taiwan would be overrun very quickly.

Part of me worries that the PRC is thinking of taking advantage of what they view as a weak US. From their perspective, they've seen the US withdraw from Afghanistan without success. They see a population so divided that large numbers here might oppose any sort of military action, no matter how justified, just because Biden is president. They also know our economy hasn't recovered from the pandemic.

I'm not expressing things that are - only things as they might be perceived in Beijing. These perceptions might lead some analysts over there that the US would be unwilling or unable (or both) to intervene.


I really, really hope I'm wrong here.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 04:05 PM

10. most if not all of their tech has been stolen from us.

I have a friend who works someplace that told me that.

he also went on to say, that the military is very aware of that and has been training extensively for many many years countering our own tech.

china has large numbers on paper but they can ill afford a major war.

while you think china "can squash Taiwan like a bug", some bugs are tougher than others and will far be from a cake walk than you think.

our military has been over there for years, not just this past year. and they have been teaching them exactly what I have mentioned above.

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Response to cab67 (Reply #3)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 04:06 PM

11. I lived (and may need to go back living) in China 10 out of the last 14 years.

Trust me when I tell you they are nothing but blowhard, like their toothless mutt North Korea.

They make a motion towards Taiwan and at least four nations will instantly jump in. They have no first strike capability. We do. They have one deep blue fleet. We have twelve. Their missiles are mid-range. Ours are ICBMs.

Japan will jump in, South Korea will jump in, Britain will jump in, the US will jump in

XJP thinks because he can bully smaller nations into doing what he wants due to their economic might (which is now on rapid decline), he can do it in the Big Leagues. Japan thought that too in the 1930s and 1940s.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #1)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 03:44 PM

6. China will get the war it is marching towards

 

We will all suffer the consequences. The world is becoming very aware of what it is dealing with in the current 2020's China.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 04:03 PM

9. It will be a war that will produce only losers.

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Response to AZLD4Candidate (Reply #9)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 09:34 PM

18. Ball is in China's court, if they attempt annexation of Taiwan the world will be forced to respond

 

They will be the biggest losers. In the mean time the belligerent actions by the Chinese gov as mentioned in the OP make it easier to treat them as the enemy they are. More motivation to decouple our dependent relationship on them.

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Response to Devil Child (Reply #6)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 04:57 PM

13. Province opposite...is 1300 miles. Just more reliable American corporate warmongering.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #13)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 09:34 PM

19. Simple solution, PRC can dissolve and surrender to the one true China

 

Taiwan.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 03:04 PM

2. Why do I have this feeling Taiwan already has nukes?

From a clandestine program like Israel…

Just a gut feeling.

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Response to roamer65 (Reply #2)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 03:52 PM

8. i wish they do

it works better as a deterant like how NK is using it.

i know they had a secret program a while ago, I do not think it continued after the various elections that change the party a few times.

now they did reveal a few days ago the existense of mid-range air-to-air that could hit various strategic target in mainland. this is a good thing but some people wanted to use it on the three gorge's dam (this would inflict a massive civilian casualty). which i do not think is a good idea unless China uses nuke.

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Response to catsudon (Reply #8)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 04:18 PM

12. If the mainland gets horribly nasty, Three Gorges is toast.

The CCP had better think long and hard with something like that dam just sitting there.

Good point on your part.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 03:39 PM

4. realism

If the Chinese want the drills to be realistic, they should let US planes fly overhead and bomb the crap out of anything that moves.

Remember that old football axiom: practice like you're going to play.

j/k

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Response to Slammer (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 03:48 PM

7. ✨😊

Love it

Though I too feel like we are being manipulated into another war. If freaking TFG hadn’t - well you know

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Response to mahina (Reply #7)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 04:59 PM

14. AmErica does not have to front and center in every world conflict, it just wants to be.

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Response to Alexander Of Assyria (Reply #14)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 06:47 PM

15. Not those of us who March and occupy

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Response to Slammer (Reply #4)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 07:05 PM

17. Train like you fight. Fight like you train....

Back in the day, I had that drummed into my head. We drilled a whole lot and it stuck.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 03:44 PM

5. We need to figure out if we are going to defend Taiwan or not.

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Response to OneCrazyDiamond (Original post)

Mon Oct 11, 2021, 07:03 PM

16. Breaking...Allies say they've practiced and are ready to land at Normandy.

Empty threat. Or maybe we need to surface 3 SSGNs on China's perimeter once again. Just to make sure they didn't forget 2010.

https://nationalinterest.org/blog/buzz/why-did-3-us-navy-submarines-surface-pacific-2010-china-89071

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