China builds a mock Taiwanese air base

China has built a mock Taiwanese air base to practice bombing runs. The faux base located in China’s northwestern Gansu Province is a mockup of Taiwan’s Ching Chuan Kang air base. East-Asia-Intel.com (sorry, subscription only) reports that satellite photos of the base reveal bomb craters from aerial raids. It was about this time last year ...

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China has built a mock Taiwanese air base to practice bombing runs. The faux base located in China's northwestern Gansu Province is a mockup of Taiwan's Ching Chuan Kang air base. East-Asia-Intel.com (sorry, subscription only) reports that satellite photos of the base reveal bomb craters from aerial raids. It was about this time last year that Russia and China jointly staged a mock amphibious assault that many in Taiwan believed was designed with their island in mind. It could be harmless target practice, but then doesn't practice make perfect? 

China has built a mock Taiwanese air base to practice bombing runs. The faux base located in China’s northwestern Gansu Province is a mockup of Taiwan’s Ching Chuan Kang air base. East-Asia-Intel.com (sorry, subscription only) reports that satellite photos of the base reveal bomb craters from aerial raids. It was about this time last year that Russia and China jointly staged a mock amphibious assault that many in Taiwan believed was designed with their island in mind. It could be harmless target practice, but then doesn’t practice make perfect? 

Carolyn O'Hara is a senior editor at Foreign Policy.

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