China’s army has set up at least three new large aerial listening stations in coastal Fujian province to monitor radio signals from Taiwan, according to a report by Canada-based monthly Kanwa Information Center.
The magazine’s latest issue reported that the People’s Liberation Army has been increasing its snooping stations in the province, the closest to Taiwan, over the past five years. Continue reading
Taiwan has deployed a powerful multiple-launch rocket system on an offshore island to guard against any amphibious landing by the mainland, local media reported yesterday.
The weapon, called Ray Ting 2000 or “Thunder 2000”, went into service for the first time on Matsu island and could reach Fujian province across the Taiwan Strait, said the United Evening News citing sources. Continue reading
And it wasn’t just in Fujian province. These military vehicles were spotted further up the coast, in neighboring Zhejiang province. According to dissident website, molihua.org, these tanks in Hubei province are being transported from a military base to the coast.
The troop movements come after months of escalating tensions between China and Japan over the disputed territory of the Diaoyun, or Senkaku islands and they’re known in Japan. It’s caused international worries that the two countries may be on the cusp of war. Both sides have scrambled jets and warships in the region. In January, during naval exercise near the disputed waters, Chinese warships reportedly directed their targeting radar at a Japanese vessel. Continue reading