Beijing: With your entire world reeling from the devastating results of the coronavirus pandemic, China is now flexing its army muscle groups in its neighbourhood.
Having formally declared that the coronavirus pandemic has been contained within the nation, the Chinese authorities has now turned its give attention to bettering its army preparedness.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) is now busy in rising its power and confronting the USA, which it considers to be its predominant enemy.
Fresh off the confrontations with the Indian Army in Ladakh and northern Sikkim, which left seven Chinese troopers injured, the PLA is now shifting its focus to defying the USA within the South China Sea area.
The PLA navy is making ready to conduct an unusually lengthy army train within the waters off the Chinese coast close to the northern port metropolis of Tangshan.
This naval train, which is assured to rile up South Korea and Japan alongside with the USA, is meant to assist the PLA navy make up on coaching missed through the coronavirus pandemic.
“Non-military vessels and personnel will be prohibited from entering the area designated for the drill,” the Chinese administration was quoted as saying by the South China Morning Post.
According to Song Zhongping, a army commentator primarily based in Hong Kong, the lengthy length of the PLA’s naval drill signifies that it’ll incorporate a number of coaching parts.
“It’s quite a long military exercise, and it means that it is reasonably comprehensive. Given the location of the drill, the navy will be able to put its air defence, anti-missile and assault-landing skills to the test,” Song was quoted as saying by the South China Morning Post.
The PLA’s naval drills come at a time when Taiwan president Tsai Ing-wen is scheduled begins her second time period in workplace.
China, which considers Taiwan to be a breakaway province, has repeatedly tried to dominate the small island nation previously with its army drills.