Deadly flooding in Indonesia and East Timor
Deadly flooding in Indonesia and East Timor
Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte said he is willing to deploy military ships to the South China Sea to assert the country's claim over oil deposits in a contested part of the waterway.
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China conducted a large-scale aerial bombardment exercise over the weekend as tensions escalated over Taiwan, prompted by a joint statement about the island from the United States and Japan.The People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theatre Command, which oversees the Taiwan Strait, deployed dozens of H-6K strategic bombers in a nine-hour live-fire drill, according to state television. The bombers took off in groups from a military airport in eastern China in combat formations amid low-visibility conditions and headed towards an “unknown shooting range”, the CCTV report said.During their flights the H-6Ks, which have a maximum load capacity of 15 tonnes, also practised electronic countermeasures with air-defence missile units. Once they reached their target airspace, they dropped free-fall aerial bombs from different altitudes, the report said. After returning to base, the planes repeated the exercise during the night, it added.“The long hours, high-intensity, day-night training has quickly increased the [air force’s] assault abilities and improved actual combat capabilities,” CCTV said. The report did not state where the shooting range was, but a Chinese military insider said the H-6Ks were dropping bombs somewhere in remote northwestern Qinghai province instead of their designated battlefield on the southeast coast facing Taiwan.Do you have questions about the biggest topics and trends from around the world? Get the answers with SCMP Knowledge, our new platform of curated content with explainers, FAQs, analyses and infographics brought to you by our award-winning team. Is Biden set to end the guessing game about what US will do if Taiwan is invaded? “It’s a large-scale drill, with many bombs being dropped. There are no big shooting ranges in the eastern and southern theatre commands,” said the source, who spoke on the condition of anonymity.“The PLA doesn’t want to make undue provocations against Taiwan just yet, because peaceful means are still the best way to solve the Taiwan problem,” the source added.The exercise came after the US and Japanese leaders mentioned Taiwan in a joint statement, a first since 1969. Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and US President Joe Biden angered Beijing on Friday by saying they “underscore the importance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and encourage the peaceful resolution of cross-strait issues”.China said such comments were harmful to regional peace and stability and vowed to resolutely defend its national sovereignty, security and development interests. Taiwan ‘in the process’ of seeking long-range cruise missiles from US Beijing regards Taiwan as part of its territory to be brought under mainland Chinese control, by force if necessary. The PLA has ramped up military activity near the self-ruled island as tensions escalate between Washington and Beijing over Taiwan, including sending warplanes into Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on an almost daily basis in recent months. Additional reporting by Minnie ChanMore from South China Morning Post:Beijing’s ‘combat drills’ near Taiwan seen as a message to US militaryBiden emissary tells Tsai Ing-wen the US is ‘a reliable and trusted friend’ of TaiwanTaiwan reports largest ever incursion by Chinese air forceChinese military in South China Sea landing drill as Taiwan tension persistsChinese military micro drone unveiled at Abu Dhabi weapons showThis article China conducts aerial bombing drill after US-Japan statement on Taiwan first appeared on South China Morning PostFor the latest news from the South China Morning Post download our mobile app. Copyright 2021.
The US State Department on Monday branded as an "unprovoked escalation" reported Russian plans to block parts of the Black Sea, which could ultimately impact access to Ukrainian ports.
Real Madrid president Florentino Perez said on Tuesday that no club will be thrown out of the Champions League for joining a proposed European Super League (ESL).
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