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Taiwan prepares for the worst

Training for emergencies: Large civil defense and military exercises take place in Taiwan.

On Monday, the sirens sounded in Taiwan’s capital Taipei in the early afternoon – as a test. Within minutes, life had disappeared from the streets. People hurriedly to bunkers and basements to practice an incoming air attack. For about 30 minutes, the streets were eerily deserted. Then it all ended, and public life in Taiwan resumed its usual course.

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