The Taiwanese army on Tuesday released a manual for civilians to teach them how to behave in the event of an invasion of the island by China, including storing food and finding shelter during bombardments.
Russia’s invasion of Ukraine has rekindled fears in Taiwan, seen by the Chinese communist regime as a rebel province to be reunified by force if necessary.
The 28-page guide contains information that “the general public can use as an emergency manual in the event of a military crisis or natural disaster,” the spokesperson for the Taiwanese Ministry of Defense told a press conference. , Sun Li-fang.
This is the first time that the Taiwanese army has published this kind of manual.
Inspired by similar booklets published in Sweden and Japan, the document instructs residents on how to find bomb shelters using mobile apps, how to recognize air-raid sirens, and other behaviors to follow in the event of a bombing. or natural disaster.
Chinese President Xi Jinping has taken a markedly more aggressive approach towards Taipei since the 2016 election of President Tsai Ing-wen, who views Taiwan as an already sovereign nation and not part of “one China”.
Last year, Chinese military aircraft carried out a record number of incursions into Taiwan’s Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ).