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16 Jan, 2020 07:30

Taiwan holds military exercises after president’s re-election

Taiwan holds military exercises after president’s re-election

Taiwanese marines staged drills on Thursday as part of a series of military exercises following the re-election of pro-independence President Tsai Ing-wen.

The drills focused on neutralizing the threat from small groups of assailants through small arms fire and hand-to-hand fighting, AP said.

In all such drills, the assumed enemy is the military of China.

Other exercises earlier in the week featured Taiwan’s air force, which is undergoing a major upgrade with the acquisition of the latest version of US F-16 fighters and other advanced technology.