China Taiwan conflict continues to escalate – Could there be war? Expert analysis

military announced they had carried out assault drills and beach landing directly opposite on Monday, with tensions growing between the two territories. China has long claimed Taiwan as its own territory but has received push-back from the democratically ruled island. Now Beijing appears to be increasing its military action both by air and sea.

On its Weibo blog, the official People’s Liberation Army Daily newspaper said the drills had been carried out “in recent days” in the southern part of Fujian province.

The action had involved “shock” troops, sappers and boat specialists, the Chinese military newspaper added.

They detailed how troops were “divided into multiple waves to grab the beach and perform combat tasks at different stages”, it added, without providing further details.

The newspaper also released a video of soldiers in boats then storming a beach.

They could be seen throwing smoke grenades, breaking through barbed wire defences and digging trenches in the sand.

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