Ma inspects exercise simulating major military, political incidents
ROC Central News Agency
Taipei, Sept. 8 (CNA) President Ma Ying-jeou (馬英九) on Tuesday inspected an exercise that simulated major political and military incidents, which was part of the annual Han Kuang war games.
The National Security Council (NSC), which staged the two-day exercise, said it simulated situations in the spheres of domestic affairs and international relations and also enacted possible political, economic and social incidents in cross-strait relations.
President Ma went to the command center in Taipei's Dazhi District to observe the exercise, which was focused on the security of the nation's key facilities, information infrastructure, strategic communications and national resource integration, the NSC said.
The NSC simulated various scenarios that required a response by government agencies.
During the one-and-a half day exercise, more than 700 participants changed shifts without any disruption, engaging in intensive drills to test the coordination among various government agencies.
The exercise, part of the second stage of the annual "Han Huang 31" series of exercises, was held at the command center and at other locations.
The Han Kuang exercises are being staged Sept.7-11 on Taiwan proper and its outlying islands, with the Army, Navy and Air Force testing their joint responses in the event of a war. Computer-aided war games were held in May.
On Thursday, President Ma is expected to observe artillery forces in an anti-landing exercise that will simulate an attempt by enemy's ships to land on the shores of Hsinchu in northern Taiwan.
(By Lu Hsin-hui and Lilian Wu)
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