China has developed a ‘four-phase’ military plan to invade and take over Taiwan. Indian broadcaster WION showed a copy of the Chinese “invasion playbook” which details the breakdown of a potential military confrontation. Chinese military planners devised four military campaigns for a potential invasion of Taiwan, including air strikes on US forces.
WION’s Palki Sharma explained: “We have a copy of what the Chinese are planning to do. The invasion will play out in four phases.
“Campaign One involves using Chinese Air Force to disarm the Taiwanese, targeting the army, government and civilians.
“They hope to force Taipei to submit to China’s demands.
“Campaign Two is a blockade operation. China will try to cut off Taiwan from the outside world, blocking key supplies from reaching Taiwan and disabling communication.”
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She continued: “Campaign Three is to target US troops.
“The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) would conduct air strikes on US forces deployed near Taiwan, to weaken the Taiwanese defence. That will leave Taiwan open to ground attack.
“And Campaign Four would be an amphibious assault with Chinese forces landing on Taiwanese terrain.
“They could even choose to carpet-bomb Taiwan Army, Navy and the Air Force.
This comes a week after China flew over 150 planes into Taiwanese airspace.
On Friday, the Chinese Ministry of National Defense hit back at US accusations of destabilizing the Taiwan region with intense military activities.
Tan Kefei, a spokesperson for the ministry, said: “The United States should stop supporting ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces and take concrete actions to maintain peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits.”
Satellite images have emerged in the last day showing that China has upgraded military bases facing Taiwan in the latest hint at its invasion plans.