China accused of deploying more amphibious weapons to eastern coast as tensions with Taiwan rise..

A satellite image appears to show the deployment of amphibious armoured vehicles in the PLA’s Eastern Theatre Command CREDIT: Kanwa Defence Review

China has deployed more amphibious weapons in coastal cities across the 110-mile wide strait that separates China from Taiwan, according to reports of recent satellite images. 

The images published in Canadian military magazine Kanwa Asian Defence show that more Type 05 vehicles had been deployed to China’s Eastern Theatre Command, according to the South China Morning Post.

The Type 05 is a family of amphibious tracked armoured fighting vehicles developed for the navy marine corps of the People’s Liberation Army.

It comes amid rising tensions between Taiwan and China.

China’s communist rulers seek to annex the island of 23 million, which functions like any other nation with its own democratic government and military but lacks widespread recognition as an independent state because of opposition from Beijing….

Full story: https://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2020/08/06/china-deploys-amphibious-weapons-eastern-coast-tensions-taiwan/

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