TAIPEI/DONGYIN, Taiwan – Taiwan held live-fire drills in its northernmost territory on Wednesday, putting the spotlight on a remote island that is strategically located at a chokepoint near China — and potentially vulnerable to attack.
Although the Defense Ministry says the exercises on Dongyin, part of the Taiwan-controlled Matsu archipelago off the coast of China’s Fuzhou, are routine, they are happening as Taipei has raised its alert level after Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, wary of Beijing making a similar move.
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