Taiwan’s coastguard intercepts a flotilla of mainland Chinese sand dredgers on June 3. Photo: CNATaiwan’s coastguard intercepts a flotilla of mainland Chinese sand dredgers on June 3. Photo: CNA
Taiwan’s coastguard intercepts a flotilla of mainland Chinese sand dredgers on June 3. Photo: CNA

Beijing steps up presence in ‘military grey zones’ to pressure Taiwan

  • The mainland is using various indirect tactics to intimidate the island without engaging in conventional combat, observers say
  • The strategies range from deploying sand dredgers in Taiwanese-controlled waters to using fishing boats to ram coastguard vessels, they say
Topic |   Taiwan
Taiwan’s coastguard intercepts a flotilla of mainland Chinese sand dredgers on June 3. Photo: CNATaiwan’s coastguard intercepts a flotilla of mainland Chinese sand dredgers on June 3. Photo: CNA
Taiwan’s coastguard intercepts a flotilla of mainland Chinese sand dredgers on June 3. Photo: CNA
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