October 27, 2014 12:15
A Chinese military unit in Shenyang that would be deployed to the Korean Peninsula in case a war breaks out, started a large-scale military drill involving 20,000 personnel on Saturday.
According to the Xinhua news agency, the Chinese army explained this was merely a scheduled drill to improve operational capabilities. But there is speculation that it came in preparation for a sudden turn of events on the peninsula.
Saturday was the 64th anniversary of the Chinese intervention in the Korean War.
This exercise brought together a dozen branches of the army including infantry, an armored unit, air defense forces, and chemical, biological and radiological defense units.
The Chinese People's Liberation Army has carried out seven large-scale military exercises this year, and this will be the biggest, according to Xinhua.
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