US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar places flowers at a memorial for former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday during his landmark trip. Photo: AP US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar places flowers at a memorial for former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday during his landmark trip. Photo: AP
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar places flowers at a memorial for former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday during his landmark trip. Photo: AP

PLA drills point to stepped-up plans to take control of Taiwan, analysts say

  • Exercises come after mainland China’s Eastern Theatre Command expanded facilities and troop deployments over the last few years
  • Manoeuvres a political warning over growing ties between Washington and Taipei, observer says

Topic |   Taiwan
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar places flowers at a memorial for former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday during his landmark trip. Photo: AP US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar places flowers at a memorial for former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday during his landmark trip. Photo: AP
US Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar places flowers at a memorial for former Taiwanese president Lee Teng-hui in Taipei, Taiwan, on Wednesday during his landmark trip. Photo: AP
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