Chinese military conducts military exercises with naval and air forces in waters east and southwest of Taiwan

The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army has held military exercises in waters off the east and southwest coast of Taiwan Island, according to a communiqué of the Chinese Defense Ministry.

Naval and air forces participated in the maneuvers, which took place from May 6 to 8. The goal of the exercise was to test and improve the combat readiness of different types of troops during combined arms operations, Defense said.

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