A PLA Navy helicopter under the Eastern Theatre Command takes part in military exercises in the waters around Taiwan on Monday. Photo: PLA Eastern Theatre Command/Reuters
A PLA Navy helicopter under the Eastern Theatre Command takes part in military exercises in the waters around Taiwan on Monday. Photo: PLA Eastern Theatre Command/Reuters
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Chinese PLA drills simulating Taiwan blockade seen to become new ‘normal’

  • PLA Eastern Theatre Command says joint navy and air force drills will continue, to prepare for ‘defence’ and ‘blockade’ operations
  • Beijing ‘determined to link the East and South China seas through the Taiwan Strait’, Taiwanese foreign minister declares

A PLA Navy helicopter under the Eastern Theatre Command takes part in military exercises in the waters around Taiwan on Monday. Photo: PLA Eastern Theatre Command/Reuters
A PLA Navy helicopter under the Eastern Theatre Command takes part in military exercises in the waters around Taiwan on Monday. Photo: PLA Eastern Theatre Command/Reuters
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