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Taiwan simulates Chinese biological and electronic attacks in war game

Island turns to asymmetric warfare to fend off full-scale invasion

Soldiers take part in a biological and chemical warfare drill during the annual Han Kuang military drill in Tainan, Taiwan, on Sept. 13.   © Reuters

TAIPEI -- Taiwan began annual military exercises Monday that prepared for a full-scale invasion by China, including response to biological and chemical warfare.

The five-day live-fire portion of the Han Kuang exercise kicked off early Monday morning in eastern Taiwan, an area China considers a weak link. F-16V and Mirage 2000 fighter jets were dispatched to simulate a response to an armed invasion.

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