F-16 fighter jets land on highway in Taiwan during ‘porcupine’ war games #shorts
SCMP, 15 Sep 2021
Taiwanese pilots landed F-16 fighter jets on a rural highway in the island’s southern county of Pingtung on September 15, 2021, as part of a week of military drills preparing for a possible attack from mainland Chinese forces. The civilian highways were designed and built for rapid conversion into military runways as part of President Tsai Ing-wen’s promise to turn Taiwan into a “porcupine”, meaning highly mobile and difficult to attack. This year’s war games are taking place as mainland authorities continue to exert pressure on the self-ruled island, which Beijing views as its territory.
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