Taiwan to hold computer-simulated war game against China

June 2nd, 2008 - 2:28 pm ICT by admin  

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Taipei, June 2 (DPA) Taiwan will hold its annual computer-simulated war game in June and a real-fire war game in September to test its ability to counter a Chinese attack, press reports said Monday. President Ma Ying-jeou will preside over the computer-simulated war game, coded Hankuang (Glory) 24, against China’s attack from June 22-27, according to a Central News Agency (CNA) report.

The computerized war game will simulate Chinese warplanes bombing Taiwan’s airports, harbours, power stations and bridges and Chinese troops landing on Taiwan shores.

Taiwanese military will launch a counter-attack to prevent China from taking over the Taiwan island, CNA said.

The computer-simulated war game will be followed by a real-fire military drill to be held in September.

Taiwan will mobilize its army, navy and air force, and call 30,000 reserves, to participate in the real-fire drill against China.

Taiwan and China split in 1949 when the Chinese Nationalists lost the Chinese Civil War and fled to Taiwan to set up their government in exile.

Despite the easing of tension since the 1980s, China still sees Taiwan as its breakaway province and has vowed to recover it by force if Taipei seeks independence or indefinitely delays unification with the mainland.

Although Taiwan’s new president Ma has promised not to seek independence and China has responded by agreeing to resume dialogue, Ma insists that Taiwan must continue to buy modern weapons from the US for self defence.
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