ArrowArtboardCreated with Sketch.Title ChevronTitle ChevronIcon FacebookIcon LinkedinIcon Mail ContactPath LayerIcon MailPositive ArrowIcon Print
International relations

Taiwan kicks off annual military exercises as China rattles sabers

Tsai to board warship during drills that 'draw on experience' of Ukraine war

Soldiers prepare military tanks at a factory lot in New Taipei City, Taiwan, for the annual Han Kuang military exercises on July 21.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan's air, naval and land forces kicked off a week of military drills on Monday, including exercises that simulate a Chinese invasion.

For the first time since taking office in 2016, President Tsai Ing-wen will board a warship on Tuesday to view an exercise involving around 20 vessels and several air force jet fighters off Suao naval base in the island's northeast, according to the defense ministry.

Sponsored Content

About Sponsored Content This content was commissioned by Nikkei's Global Business Bureau.

Discover the all new Nikkei Asia app

  • Take your reading anywhere with offline reading functions
  • Never miss a story with breaking news alerts
  • Customize your reading experience

Nikkei Asian Review, now known as Nikkei Asia, will be the voice of the Asian Century.

Celebrate our next chapter
Free access for everyone - Sep. 30

Find out more