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An invasion of Taiwan would involve heavy losses for all

For almost a week, the People’s Liberation Army trained for an invasion in the East China Sea.

The first shock seems to have passed for the time being: On Wednesday, China’s People’s Liberation Army concluded its military exercises in the area around Taiwan. But this is by no means a reason to sound the all-clear – on the contrary: “The situation” will continue to be monitored and “regular combat readiness patrols” will be conducted, according to a statement. The threat of a Chinese invasion continues to hang over the heads of the island’s 23 million inhabitants.

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