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The Chinese army announces that it will continue its exercises around Taiwan today

The Chinese army announces that it will continue its exercises around Taiwan today

The Eastern Region Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army said, Social networking site Weibo, it will maneuver to launch attacks against subs And naval raids, according to Reuters.

A statement issued by the Eastern Army Command stated:People’s Liberation Army.. continue to implement Military exercises In the naval and air areas around Taiwan, with a focus on joint operations to repel submarines and attacks at sea,” according to AFP.

The army conducted an unprecedented series of Naval and air maneuvers In areas close to Taiwan, after the visit of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island, which China considers part of its territory.

And she was China It announced that Sunday is the fourth consecutive day of naval and air military maneuvers.

The Chinese People’s Liberation Army said the exercises focused on testing long-range air and ground strikes.

In Taipei, she said Taiwan It continued to monitor several batches of Chinese aircraft, ships and drones around Taiwan Straitwhich separates the island from the mainland, in addition to “simulating attacks on the island of Taiwan, and our ships at sea,” according to the Associated Press.

She said Taiwan Ministry of Defense It spotted 66 Chinese planes and 14 Chinese warships taking part in joint naval and air exercises around the Taiwan Strait.

In response, Taiwan has deployed air and naval reconnaissance patrols and anti-ship missiles, stressing that it will continue to monitor the situation closely.

Yesterday, Sunday, Chinese state television quoted a commentator that Chinese army From now on, there will be “regular” exercises on the eastern side of the demarcation line in the Taiwan Strait.

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The dividing line in the narrow strait between the island of Taiwan and mainland China is an unofficial line of control that it does not usually cross military aircraft And thebattleships from either side.

Beijing is seeking through this maneuvers To assert its “entitlement” to annex Taiwan, and a warning Washington supportive of the self-governing island.

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