Taiwan Soldiers participate in the Han Kuang drill at the Ching Chuan Kang Air Base in Taichung, central Taiwan, on June 7, 2018. Staging its largest annual exercise, Taiwan simulated an invasion by the People’s Republic of China. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen presided over the drills, as Beijing stepped up military and diplomatic pressure on the island amid growing tensions. Taiwan previously denounced a series of drills near the island by the People’s Liberation Army Air Force as intimidation. “Our Armed Forces’ combat effectiveness is the guarantee of our national security. It is the flourishing basis of society, and it is the backup force for our values of democracy and freedom,” Tsai said in Taichung, according to Reuters.
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