Taiwan to hold anti-landing exercise in response to China’s military drills

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    (Source: Taiwan military news agency)

    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.

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    Beijing has deployed fighter jets, warships and ballistic missiles in what analysts describe as a simulation of a blockade and invasion of Taiwan. (rr)