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China Warns Airlines to Avoid ‘Danger Zones’ Around Taiwan

  • US house speaker’s trip prompts China to condemn visit
  • China conducting military exercises nearby Asian island
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WATCH: Pelosi pledged that the US wouldn’t abandon Taiwan, reaffirming support for the democratically elected government in Taipei.Source: Bloomberg
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China warned airlines operating in Asia to avoid flying in areas around Taiwan where it is conducting military exercises in response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island. 

An official notice sent late on Tuesday Hong Kong time designated six areas of airspace as “danger zones,” according to carriers who received the message and Jang Chang Seog, a Korean transport ministry official. Flights will be restricted from 12 p.m. Aug. 4, to 12 p.m. Aug. 7.