China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier took part in one of several military exercises involving PLA land, sea and air forces in recent weeks. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier took part in one of several military exercises involving PLA land, sea and air forces in recent weeks. Photo: Xinhua

Do PLA drills reveal China strategy to deny military help for Taiwan?

  • Observers see a pattern in recent exercises suggesting Beijing is testing its ability to restrict other countries’ access to the island
  • ‘Anti-access and area denial’ strategy aims to deter, delay and prevent external forces from occupying or crossing an area of land, sea or air

China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier took part in one of several military exercises involving PLA land, sea and air forces in recent weeks. Photo: Xinhua
China’s Liaoning aircraft carrier took part in one of several military exercises involving PLA land, sea and air forces in recent weeks. Photo: Xinhua
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