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PLA Eastern Theater Command continues joint exercises around Taiwan

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The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Friday continued joint combat exercises and training in the waters and airspace around the Taiwan Island.

XinhuaUpdated:  August 6, 2022

The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) on Friday continued joint combat exercises and training in the waters and airspace around the Taiwan Island.

A soldier looks through binoculars during combat exercises and training of the navy of the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) in the waters around the Taiwan Island, Aug. 5, 2022. The Eastern Theater Command on Friday continued joint combat exercises and training in the waters and airspace around the Taiwan Island. (Photo by Lin Jian/Xinhua)

The exercises took place in the waters and airspace off the northern, southwestern and eastern coasts of the island.

More than 10 destroyers and frigates conducted joint blockade operations in the waters around the island, while a number of frigates, missile ships and ground-to-ship missile units engaged in stimulated assaults aimed at major maritime targets.

The theater command's air force corps deployed multiple types of warplanes, including fighters, bombers, early warning aircraft and electronic reconnaissance planes, on missions such as reconnaissance, airspace control, support and cover, and airstrikes.

Meanwhile, the army corps and conventional missile force of the Eastern Theater Command remained in a state of readiness and conducted supporting tasks.

All units have been placed on high alert for any possible emergencies.

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