The Chinese military has launched an extensive exercise not far from Taiwan’s southern coast. Forces of the eastern units of the People’s Liberation Army 中国人民解放军东部战区, one of the five regional command bases of the People’s Liberation Army, are conducting assault drills including fighter jets and warships. A spokesman for the base justified these drills with alleged provocations by the US and Taiwan, which had made it necessary for China to “defend its national sovereignty”.
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