Taiwan stages war and disaster drills after Chinese exercise

SinoDaily.com reports: “Screaming citizens reacted to everything from missile strikes to a chemical weapons blast and a deadly metro station attack during disaster-preparedness drills in Taiwan on Thursday.

More than 1,000 volunteers enacted this alarming range of potential disasters and more in the wake of China’s latest war games that ended only three days earlier.

The emergency scenarios played out in Taichung city had emergency workers rushing to evacuate the wounded on stretchers, and dead mannequins being carted away in body bags.

‘I am proud to be Taiwanese and I believe in our country. We need to learn more about disaster prevention and war,’ said local government worker Chang Wei-chen, 40.

‘It will be helpful to us.’

Self-ruled Taiwan is on high alert after Beijing staged three days of military drills that simulated ‘sealing off’ the island.

China claims democratic Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to take it one day, by force if necessary.

Chinese jets and warships have continued circling Taiwan even after the conclusion of the massive drills…”

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