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Preparing for War? Chilling Satellite Image Shows Chinese Training for Possible Attack on Major Target

China's Mock Invasion Plans for Taiwan Revealed in Satellite Images
Source: MEGA

Chinese warplanes were spotted after the US and Taiwan met back in 2021.

Jul. 9 2024, Published 11:01 a.m. ET

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A recent satellite image of a remote training ground in China reportedly has revealed a mockup of Taiwan’s government buildings.

The discovery has prompted experts to reconsider the potential execution of an invasion of Taiwan. Some believe China could carry out such an operation within minutes.

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Dmitri Alperovitch, head of a United States-based think tank, suggests that China's provocative actions may be a sophisticated bluff. The satellite image, which can be seen on, shows a streetscape resembling the area around Taiwan's seat of power, hinting at possible invasion plans.

Alperovitch theorizes that a rapid infiltration using helicopter teams and prepositioned agents could swiftly overthrow Taiwan’s administration in a "lightning" strike.

Following this, China would aim to control ports while additional forces would enter Taipei via the river to secure government buildings.

Alperovitch estimates this entire operation could be completed in as little as 30 minutes, according to Australia’s

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The Taiwan Strait, a challenging and often turbulent waterway, presents significant obstacles to a full-scale military crossing.

The strait is calm enough for such operations only a few weeks each year. Even if China managed to cross the strait, it would face Taiwan’s limited beachheads suitable for large-scale landings and heavily defended ports.

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On land, military movements would be hindered by Taiwan’s rugged terrain, creating bottlenecks on roads and railways. Urban areas would likely devolve into intense street fighting due to the island’s dense population and congested city layouts. Additionally, Taiwan's mountainous and wooded areas would provide cover for defending forces and facilitate guerrilla warfare.

Alperovitch compares a potential Chinese assault on Taiwan to the early stages of Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. In that conflict, a large contingent of Spetsnaz troops used low-flying helicopters to attempt to seize the capital’s main airport.

The plan was to use the airport as a staging ground for further operations to overthrow the government. However, Ukraine’s forces, having detected the plan, disabled the facility, thwarting Vladimir Putin’s ten-day invasion strategy.


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