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China Likely Fired Missiles Over Taiwan in High-Risk Milestone

  • Japan says China probably sent four missiles over the island
  • Beijing’s largest drills in decades reset military norms
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China Says Military Exercises Begin All Around TaiwanSource: Bloomberg
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China likely fired missiles over Taiwan for the first time during its biggest military drills around the island in decades, as Beijing protested US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei.

Four ballistic missiles fired by the People’s Liberation Army during exercises Thursday were believed to have flown over Taiwan’s main island, the Japanese Defense Ministry said, offering the first official confirmation. Those four were among five Chinese missiles that landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone, the ministry said.