Taiwan military drills test defence against Chinese 'invasion'

A surface-to-air Patriot missile being fired during the annual Han Kuang military drills in Pingtung, Taiwan, yesterday. According to media reports, the exercise was to test Taiwan's defence capabilities in a simulated invasion by China's People's Li
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A surface-to-air Patriot missile being fired during the annual Han Kuang military drills in Pingtung, Taiwan, yesterday. According to media reports, the exercise was to test Taiwan's defence capabilities in a simulated invasion by China's People's Liberation Army. Major-General Yeh Kuo-hui, chief of the Ministry of National Defence's operations and planning division, was quoted as saying that this year's drills feature a scenario in which there is an imminent attack from China, and the role of civilians and the reserve forces.

A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on June 06, 2018, with the headline 'Taiwan military drills test defence against Chinese 'invasion''. Print Edition | Subscribe