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Chinese military begins live ammunition drills near Taiwan

Beijing holds military drills near Taiwan. China reacts to House Speaker’s visit to Taiwan.

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On Thursday, China conducted a day-long show of military force consisting of live ammunition drills near Taiwan.
China’s recent streak of aggression follows House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-governing island.
Taiwan’s defence ministry confirmed that China had launched 11 ballistic missiles into the water near Taiwan’s coasts.
China has also blocked the import of citrus fruits, fish, and other food products from Taiwan in retaliation to Pelosi’s visit.
Japan has alleged that five Chinese ballistic missiles fell into the country’s exclusive economic zone, southwest of Hateruma Island, in the southern prefecture of Okinawa.

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