China carries out military drills around Taiwan over Pelosi visit

China carries out military drills around Taiwan over Pelosi visit
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A belligerent China reacted to US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit in the way of military drills around Taiwan.

These can be said to be the biggest-ever military exercises in the seas around Taiwan following US politician Nancy Pelosi’s visit.

Nancy Pelosi is the most senior US politician to visit Taiwan in more than two decades. This trip is a part of a wider Asian tour.

Since day one, China has opposed this trip and calls it a gross violation of its sovereignty.

Beijing claims the self-governing island as its own territory; it has vowed to unify it with the mainland.

China has warned of serious consequences if US moves ahead with this Taiwan visit. Yet, Pelosi went ahead.

Chinese (PLA) announced it carried out long-range firing at specific areas in the eastern part of the Taiwan Strait as a retaliatory step.

As per the Taiwan military, China is using unprecedented drills to try to change the status quo with the drills.

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