Tensions in Asia: “Transport 300,000 soldiers and military vehicles in less than 10 days”… to invade Taiwan, China could use ferries

Tensions in Asia: “Transport 300,000 soldiers and military vehicles in less than 10 days”… to invade Taiwan, China could use ferries
Tensions in Asia: “Transport 300,000 soldiers and military vehicles in less than 10 days”… to invade Taiwan, China could use ferries

Although it has a huge number of soldiers, the People’s Liberation Army lacks amphibious ships, which allow it to conduct operations on land from the sea.

For several days, the People’s Republic of China continues to carry out intimidation operations off the coast Taiwan. Beijing does not hide its desire to regain power over the island country which it considers part of its communist state. According to experts on Sino-Taiwanese relations, Xi Jinping is preparing for a invasion from the neighboring island by 2027.

Although it has a large number of soldiers, the People’s Liberation Army lacks amphibian ships, which allow it to carry out operations on land from the sea. To compensate for this shortage, it has apparently decided to appeal to civilian vessels, and in particular to ferries equipped by private companies, reports The Telegraph.

Intimidate Taiwan with an immense mass of ships

“Landings under enemy fire are one of the most difficult military maneuvers to carry out”, explains Ray Powell, who is interested in acts of military destabilization carried out in the South China Sea, to the British daily. He said civilian boats could be used to transport troops or to intimidate Taiwan by arriving along its coast with a huge mass of ships.

With these ships in its possession, China would have the capacity to transport 300,000 men and their military vehicles to the Taiwanese coast in less than ten days. According to our colleagues, finding civilian ships ready to serve the Chinese armed force is not difficult. Since 2019, at least three private companies have made their vessels available to the country’s military branch.

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