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China Plans Four Days of Military Drills in Areas Encircling Taiwan

  • Beijing declares provocative show of force after Pelosi lands
  • Taiwan’s ruling party calls on China to be ‘responsible power’
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China to Start Live Firing Drills With Pelosi in Taiwan
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China will conduct large-scale military drills and missile tests around Taiwan in a defiant show of force after House speaker Nancy Pelosi became the highest-ranking US politician to land on the island in a quarter century.

Beijing announced six exclusion zones encircling Taiwan to facilitate live-fire military drills from Thursday to Sunday, with some of the areas crossing into the island’s territorial waters. The size and scope of the areas could set the stage for the Chinese military’s most provocative actions near Taiwan in decades.