China may use drills to launch invasion, warns Taiwan

Taiwan’s Defense Ministry report has warned that China may deploy forces near the island nation on the pretext of conducting drills, and then use them for a genuine invasion.The report submitted to the Taiwanese legislature said that on the pretext of staging exercises, China may deploy forces on the east and south coasts of China, reported NHK World.In addition, the report also said that Beijing might send warships to the Western Pacific in such a way as to encircle Taiwan.”The forces could then fire missiles and start landing operations in order to seize Taiwan in the shortest possible time with minimal losses,” stated the report.The document, however, adds that the Chinese military would have trouble landing and supplying troops, as its transport capacity is still limited, reported NHK World.It also pointed out that it is currently difficult for China’s military to focus resources on Taiwan, as it is being monitored by the United States and Japan. The country’s ongoing disputes …