China’s Drill Footage ‘Not True’: Taiwan

Tiffany Meier
By Tiffany Meier
August 16, 2022China in Focus

Taiwan is calling Chinese military drill footage into doubt. Questions rise over where the video came from and exactly how close Beijing’s troops got to a group of disputed islands.

A delayed weapons test was successfully launched. On the roster was the U.S. Minuteman III ballistic missile, after Washington postponed the warhead test over tensions in the Taiwan Strait.

Unusual drought hits China’s Yangtze River, triggering power shortages and hitting Apple suppliers. It’s the country’s worst heat wave in six decades.

Nearly 150,000 tourists have been trapped on vacation. De facto lockdown orders hit south China. Protests erupt.

And, 400 million Chinese people quit the Chinese Communist Party. How did they do it?

Topics in this episode:

  1. China’s Drill Footage ‘Not True’: Taiwan
  2. U.S. Missile Test Amid Tension Over Taiwan
  3. 5 Countries Plan Indo-Pacific Air Exercise
  4. Japan PM Vows No More War on WWII Anniversary
  5. Japan to Raise Military Spending to Counter Beijing
  6. China Sanctions Lithuanian Dep. Minister Over Taiwan
  7. Latvia, Estonia Drop Cooperation with China
  8. China’s Power Rationing Impacts Apple Suppliers
  9. Stranded Tourists Protest at Chinese Resort Island
  10. How 400M People Quit the Chinese Communist Party
  11. San Diego Described as ‘Fentanyl Epicenter’
  12. Wife, Supporters Call for Lawyer’s Release

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