PLA continues joint military drills around Taiwan island

By JIANG CHENGLONG | | Updated: 2024-05-24 09:31
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A military vessel participates at sea in joint drills, code-named Joint Sword-2024A, being conducted by the Eastern Theater Command of the People's Liberation Army. [Photo/China Central Television]


PLA conducts joint military drills around Taiwan region

The People's Liberation Army continued on Friday its Joint Sword 2024A exercises around China's Taiwan island, a spokesperson said on Friday morning.

Li Xi, spokesperson for the PLA Eastern Theater Command, said in a statement that the exercises involved integrated actions both inside and outside the island chain, aiming to test the combined capabilities in seizing control, joint strikes, and area dominance.

Areas around China’s island of Taiwan where military drills are being held are shown in this image. [Photo/PLA Eastern Theater Command]
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