China military drills resume around Taiwan


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Military exercises in the waters around the self-ruled island of Taiwan have resumed, with the territory’s defence ministry claiming that multiple vessels and fighter aircraft have crossed the Taiwan Strait’s median line. Following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the democratic island that Beijing claims as its own, the US military conducted drills on Thursday that included firing ballistic missiles and deploying fighter jets. At 11 a.m. (03:00 GMT) on Friday, multiple Chinese “warships and warplanes” crossed the median line of the strait separating China and Taiwan, according to the Taiwanese defence ministry. (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); Chinese...