Written/Translated by: Sister Karamazov

Image source: https://asia.nikkei.com/Politics/International-relations/Taiwan-s-Kinmen-outpost-drawn-into-mainland-s-economic-sphere

On September 22, CCP propaganda news platform cctv.com released a set of military drill photos named “Holiday Preparations, Determined to Win”(September 21 is Chinese traditional Mid-Autumn Festival). And CCP propaganda described the photos as the following:

“How are you going to spend the Mid-Autumn Festival? Is it going to be a trip, or a reunion night with your family? Festivals do not love war, but war favors festivals, peace needs to be cherished, and reunion needs to be guarded!

   During the Mid-Autumn Festival, a brigade air defense unit of the 81st Army carried out a tactical exercise. By maneuvering the troops to the field training grounds for drills, they can test the effectiveness of the troops’ all-weather preparations, improve the troops’ awareness of fighting, and ensure that the troops can be drawn, used, and win at any time.

   The exercise included live ammunition intercepting aerial targets, grenade throwing, team coordination tactics, live ammunition inspection and other subjects. This drill incorporated individuals, teams, and equipments to improve the overall combat capability of personnel on the battlefield.”

Meanwhile, mainland cities closest to Taiwan such as Xiamen and Putian have basically shut down “due to CCP virus”. For example, Xiamen, as a well-known tourism destination, has closed all scenic spots and parks including Gulangyu Island during this short holiday due to the CCP virus outbreak, according to another CCP propagandia media huanqiu.com (GlobalTimes). Also, on September 21, Sun Yang, deputy director of the China CDC, emphasized in a video conference for cadres at all levels in Tong’an District, Xiamen City. He pointed out that for prevention and control, there are three key words: “sealing, screening, and isolating”. By sealing, he meant “not letting people leave the house”.

As Mr. Miles Guo mentioned in his broadcast a couple of days ago, the CCP may have major Taiwan-related actions taken around September 24. So whether it’s a coincidence or not, we need to keep a close eye on the CCP military drills along with the sudden “CCP virus outbreak” in cities closest to Taiwan at such a sensitive time.





(The views and opinions expressed in this article are those of the author’s own)