Chinese military begins ‘strategic’ drills around Taiwan: state media


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China’s People’s Liberation Army has begun military exercises including live firing on the waters and in the airspace surrounding the island of Taiwan, Chinese state television reported on Thursday. The drills, spread out across six locations, are due to end at 12:00 p.m. (0400 GMT) on Sunday. The exercises followed U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan , a trip condemned by Beijing, which claims the self-governed island as its own. Also Read | China targets Taiwan with military, economic measures after Pelosi visit Significantly, in the north, east and south, the exercise areas bisect Taiwan’s claimed...