Air bases along China’s southeastern coast have undergone significant infrastructure upgrades in recent years. Analysts say these changes are a sign of Beijing’s preparations for a conflict over Taiwan.
WSJ explores how China has been upgrading its air bases to strengthen military capabilities, and what challenges that poses for Taiwan and its allies.
0:00 China improving military bases
0:54 Purpose of base upgrades
1:41 UAVs and jet fighters
2:57 Hardened shelters
4:43 Air defense unit
5:41 Challenges for Taiwan and the U.S.
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