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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:13 PM

Chinese military beefs up coastal forces as it prepares for possible invasion of Taiwan

Beijing is stepping up the militarisation of its southeast coast as it prepares for a possible invasion of Taiwan, military observers and sources have said.

The People’s Liberation Army has been upgrading its missile bases, and one Beijing-based military source said it has deployed its most advanced hypersonic missile the DF-17 to the area.

“The DF-17 hypersonic missile will gradually replace the old DF-11s and DF-15s that were deployed in the southeast region for decades,” the source, who requested anonymity, because of the sensitivity of the topic. “The new missile has a longer range and is able to hit targets more accurately.”

https://www.scmp.com/news/china/diplomacy/article/3105953/chinese-military-beefs-coastal-forces-it-prepares-possible

Probably won't happen. On the other hand, relatively few missiles could knock out 60% of global semiconductor production that is in Taiwan.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:31 PM

1. Yikes.

I didn’t know about that semiconductor thing. Thanks. Looking it up.

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:33 PM

2. They are trying to get in as much as they can before Trump is gone

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Sat Oct 17, 2020, 11:37 PM

3. Never happen, Trump would nukem, they must know he's psychotic, and losing with nothing to lose

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