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China announces "regular" military exercises in the Taiwan Strait

China announces “regular” military exercises in the Taiwan Strait

And the dividing line in the narrow strait between Taiwan Island Mainland China is an unofficial line of control that military aircraft and battleships from either side do not usually cross.

continued China Its military exercises around the island, in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei last week.

Through these maneuvers, Beijing seeks to assert its “entitlement” to annexation of Taiwanand an ultimatum to Washington’s supporter of the self-governing island.

China began its maneuvers in 6 directions around Taiwan, some of them at a distance of only 20 kilometers, as a Chinese response to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which Beijing considers part of its territory.

Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said on Sunday it had sent planes and ships to respond “appropriately” to Chinese military exercises around the island.

Several military ships, aircraft and drones continued to conduct joint exercises near the island, the ministry on the autonomous island said in a press release. Taiwan Sunday morning, to simulate attacks on Taiwan and Taiwanese ships.

Meanwhile, Taiwan’s Ministry of Transport said flights through its airspace gradually resumed Sunday noon (local time), as most of the notices about Chinese military exercises near the island “are no longer valid.”

The ministry said in a statement that Taiwan will, however, continue to direct aircraft and ships to stay away from Chinese military exercises off its east coast until 10 a.m. Monday local time.

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