The People’s Liberation Army has mobilized aircraft from different theatre commands to take part in an “island encirclement patrol” near Taiwan, which experts said could signal a new strategy to prepare for regional military conflicts.
The aircraft drills coincided with joint sea and air training conducted by the PLA’s Shandong aircraft carrier in the western Pacific Ocean since early this week.
According to recent reports, Taipei has tracked at least 143 warplanes and 56 warships entering air defence zone in four days as part of Beijing’s ‘island encirclement patrol’
Military expert says intensifying pressure from mainland China could be a form of ‘cognitive warfare’ to make Taiwanese people drop their guard and warns of the possibility of a “surprise attack”. (READ MORE)