Taiwan Simulates Attack from Rival China – Peter Enav

From AP:

Six Taiwanese jet fighters touched down on a highway in central Taiwan Tuesday, as the island responded to a simulated attack from rival China at the start of three days of extensive war games.

This year’s annual Hankuang (Chinese Glory) military exercises come with President Chen Shui-bian entering the last year of his eight-year presidency and tensions between Beijing and Taipei on a relatively low burner.

With Chen set to leave office in May 2008, and his independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party lagging in the race to replace him, tensions between Taiwan and China have eased noticeably.[Full Text]

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