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War looms as China launches hypersonic missile near Taiwan

Taiwan conducts live-fire exercises in response

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China has launched a DF-17 hypersonic missile off Taiwan Strait, a moved believed by some as a warning of a possible imminent invasion of the Island country.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) had conducted a live-fire exercise near Pingtan Island, around 120 kilometers from the Taiwanese coast.

The exercise included the launch of a DF-17 hypersonic system from a land-based platform, as seen in a promotional video released ahead of the 95th anniversary of the founding of the PLA, on August 1, 2022, reports Eerotime.

Taiwan conducts live-fire exercises in response

Responding to the military exercise, Taiwan will conduct live-fire exercises involving American M109 and M110 howitzers, as reported by Focus Taiwan, citing the military.

“Artillery exercises will be held to improve the combat readiness and firepower of the armed forces,” the publication quoted the source as saying.

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