China gears up for military drills after Pelosi visit to Taiwan
August 4, 2022.
China is gearing up for military exercises in the seas around Taiwan following top US politician Nancy Pelosi’s trip to the island.
Pelosi left on Wednesday after a brief but controversial visit to Taiwan, which China regards as a breakaway province.
In response, China announced five days of “necessary and just” military drills, which will begin this Thursday.
Taiwan also says 27 Chinese warplanes had already entered its air defence zone.
On Wednesday, Taiwan’s defence ministry said it had scrambled jets to warn them off.