Chinese troops storm beach near Taiwan in training exercise

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Published on 12 Oct 2021, 13:56
China's military has revealed it carried out beach-landing and assault drills "in recent days" directly across the sea from Taiwan.

Tensions between Beijing and Taipei have spiked in recent weeks, as concerns grow that China is preparing to mount a full-scale invasion.

The Chinese military did not explicitly link the drills to those tensions, but the official People's Liberation Army Daily newspaper said the exercise had involved "shock" troops, sappers and boat specialists.

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