China Extends Military Drills Around Taiwan – A Summary and Analysis


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The China-Taiwan saga continues as China decided to extend its live-fire military drills surrounding Taiwan. Taiwanese military officials have confirmed that Chinese warships and aircraft have essentially created a blockade under the guise of a live-fire drill, violating their sovereign airspace. They also said that Taiwan does not seek war but they are ready to respond to Chinese aggression. (Image source – CNN) Highlights:- - China Launched live-fire drills on Aug. 4 upon the arrival of US Representative Nancy Pelosi in Taipei - China accuses the US to violate the “One-China” policy. The US acknowledges Taiwan’s right to self-defence but...