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China Extends Taiwan Military Drills

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On August 8, China announced it would extend
military exercises near Taiwan amid mounting
fear of a potential conflict in the region.
FOX reports that social media posts from the People's
Liberation Army claim exercises include drills to
counter potential U.S. military support for Taiwan.
FOX reports that social media posts from the People's
Liberation Army claim exercises include drills to
counter potential U.S. military support for Taiwan.
According to the Chinese military, the exercises
include missile strikes, warplanes and
ship movements crossing the Taiwan Strait. .
According to the Chinese military, the exercises
include missile strikes, warplanes and
ship movements crossing the Taiwan Strait. .
On August 7, Taiwan’s defense ministry
said it had detected 66 aircraft and
14 warships involved in the exercises.
Taiwan's military has been put on alert and has deployed ships, aircraft and other assets to monitor Chinese drills , "simulating attacks on the island of Taiwan.".
FOX reports that China has dismissed calls
to ease tensions and has given no immediate
indication of when the military exercises would end.
In response to the Chinese exercises,
Taiwan's military will conduct its own drills
in Pingtung County on August 9 and 10.
In response to the Chinese exercises,
Taiwan's military will conduct its own drills
in Pingtung County on August 9 and 10.
Taiwan's drills will reportedly feature
snipers, combat vehicles, armored
vehicles and attack helicopters.
China views Taiwan as part of its own
territory and has repeatedly threatened
to annex the island by force.
China views visits to Taiwan
by foreign officials as recognition
of the island nation's sovereignty.
China views visits to Taiwan
by foreign officials as recognition
of the island nation's sovereignty

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