China started massive military exercises on Thursday (4/8), a day after the controversial visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan. The exercise was originally expected to end on Sunday (7/8).
“The Chinese People’s Liberation Army [has] continued to carry out practical joint exercises and training in the sea and airspace around Taiwan island,” said the Chinese military’s eastern theatre command in a statement.
Beijing has deployed fighter jets, warships and ballistic missiles in what analysts describe as a simulation of a blockade and invasion of Taiwan. (rr)