China says military exercises are underway around Taiwan


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China says military exercises by its navy, air force and other departments are underway in six zones around Taiwan. The exercises were prompted by a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi this week and are intended to advertise China’s threat to attack the self-governing island republic in response to steps to seek its de facto independence from the Strengthen Chinese rule with support from key US ally China’s official Xinhua News Agency said the exercises focused on joint operations “blockade, attack on sea targets, strike on ground targets and airspace control”. Taiwan has been beefing up...