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China Holds Live-Fire Drills Near Taiwan as Pelosi Heads to Asia

  • Speaker refuses to give any details, citing security concerns
  • US has no ‘tangible’ indication of China preparing response
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China held live-fire military drills in the Taiwan Strait on Saturday as US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi prepared to arrive in Asia.

The exercises took place off the coast of Fujian province opposite Taiwan. A warning issued by the local maritime safety agency said the drills would be conducted near Pingtan, a county about 130 kilometers (81 miles) from Hsinchu city across the strait in northwestern Taiwan. It was the first live-fire drill announced by the agency in at least a year.