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Taiwan to stage military exercises June 4

2018/04/22 19:27

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Taipei, April 22 (CNA) The annual Han Kuang military exercises will be staged June 4, following military simulations that will finish by the end of May, informed sources said Sunday.

The sources, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told CNA that the exercises will last for four nights and five days beginning June 4 to test the combat readiness of Taiwan's armed forces.

Meanwhile, Ministry of National Defense spokesman Chen Chung-chi (陳中吉) said details of the annual exercises will not be made public until they have been completed.

Chen made the remarks in response to a newspaper report that President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) will inspect the troops at Taichung's Qingquangang air force base during the exercises.

He urged the media not to speculate on what may or may not be included in the drills.

(By You Kai-hsiang and S.C. Chang) Enditem/J