Taiwan stages live-fire military exercises in face of China threat, ahead of Mid-Autumn Festival

Taiwan’s army staged live-fire exercises in the far-southern Pingtung County on Tuesday night as part of a series of military exercises, with flares lighting up targets on a mountain side base while tanks and cannons fired in almost complete darkness. "We will still carry on with exercises in the spirit of preparing for war without seeking war,” said Huang Jingfeng, a commanding battalion officer leading the exercise. “We will make sure that everyone can have a safe and happy Mid-Autumn Festival holiday.”