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Monday, February 08, 2021

China's "Gray Zone" War: Sand Suckers

Interesting piece from Reuters:


China’s latest weapon against Taiwan: the sand dredger:
The sand-dredging is one weapon China is using against Taiwan in a campaign of so-called gray-zone warfare, which entails using irregular tactics to exhaust a foe without actually resorting to open combat. Since June last year, Chinese dredgers have been swarming around the Matsu Islands, dropping anchor and scooping up vast amounts of sand from the ocean bed for construction projects in China.

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