Hours after Pelosi’s departure, China launches military drills around Taiwan

Beijing [China], August 4 (ANI): China on Wednesday commenced military drills around Taiwan’s main island, according to Chinese state media, hours after US House Speaker departed from Taipei following a visit that has rankled Beijing.
Live-fire drills started in 6 identified zones around the island at noon local time, Al Jazeera reported mentioning China state media. According to Xinhua News Agency, the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) on Wednesday organized joint battle training workouts in the northern, southwestern and also southeastern waters and also airspace off Taiwan Island.
Under the Eastern Theater Command, the exercises involved troops from the Navy, Air Force, Rocket Force, Strategic Support Force as well as Logistic Support Force.
“The exercises focused on key training sessions including joint blockade, sea target assault, strike on ground targets, and airspace control operation, and the joint combat capabilities of the soldiers obtained checked in the military operations,” Xinhua added.

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