China fires missiles into waters off Taiwan in largest ever drills

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2022
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China fired multiple missiles around Taiwan on Thursday, launching unprecedented military drills a day after a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the self-ruled island that Beijing regards as its sovereign territory.

The exercises, China's largest ever in the Taiwan Strait, began as scheduled at midday and included live-firing in the waters to the north, south and east of Taiwan, bringing tensions in the area to their highest in a quarter century.

China's Eastern Theatre Command said at around 3:30 p.m. (0730 GMT) it had completed...

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