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Chinese mock war drill focus on land attacks and long-range airstrikes around Taiwan

Chinese forces took part in drills focused on land attacks and long-range airstrikes around Taiwan on Sunday, its military said, on what was expected to be the final day of extensive exercises rolled out in response to a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. The Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese […]

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Chinese army allegedly simulated invading Taiwan during military drills

Taiwan accused the Chinese army of simulating an attack on its main island Saturday, as Beijing continued its retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s Taipei visit. Relations between the two superpowers nosedived following Pelosi’s trip to China’s self-ruled neighbour prompting calls from the UN for an urgent de-escalation of tensions. Taipei said it observed […]

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China sanction Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family, end climate change talks after Pelosi’s Taiwan trip

China has announced unspecified sanctions on Nancy Pelosi and her immediate family, following the visit by the speaker of the United States House of Representatives to the self-ruled island of Taiwan earlier this week. A Chinese foreign ministry statement on Friday said Pelosi had disregarded China’s concerns and resolute opposition to her visit, China claims […]

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Multiple ballistic missile fly in the air and underwater near Taiwan as China conducts largest-ever military exercises

China’s largest-ever military exercises encircling Taiwan kicked off Thursday, in a show of force straddling vital international shipping lanes after a visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Pelosi left Taiwan Wednesday after a trip that defied a series of stark threats from Beijing, which views the self-ruled island as its territory. […]

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China announces trade restrictions with Taiwan amid tensions over US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit

China has restricted its trade with Taiwan amid elevated tensions over United States House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the democratically-ruled island. Chinese commerce and customs authorities said on Wednesday they had halted exports of sand, a key material used in construction, and imports of Taiwanese citrus fruit and some types of fish. […]

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Chinese military exercises breach Taiwan’s territory, defense minister says

Chinese military exercises near Taiwan have encroached on its territory and amount to a blockade of its sea and airspace, the defence ministry has said. The exercises by the Chinese navy and air force are seen as a direct response to the 24-hour visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most senior […]

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China announces six live fire drills surrounding Taiwan amid US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tour

China announced that it will hold military exercises that include live-fire drills in six zones surrounding Taiwan following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan. At 10:43pm on Wednesday evening Pelosi and her congressional delegation arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport aboard a U.S. Air Force Boeing C-40C. At 10:59 pm, Chinese state-run mouthpiece the Global […]

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Several Chinese warplanes fly close to sensitive Taiwan Strait amid Nancy Pelosi’s visit

Several Chinese warplanes flew close to the median line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Tuesday morning as tensions mounted on news US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was set to visit Taiwan during the day. Reports indicate that several Chinese warships have stayed close to unofficial buffer in the waterway since Monday, adding […]

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China may provoke with military when US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visits Taiwan

The White House has warned China may respond to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s expected visit to Taiwan with military provocations. This could include firing missiles near Taiwan, or large-scale air or naval activities, spokesman John Kirby said. Mrs Pelosi touched down in Malaysia on Tuesday on her tour of Asia. Taiwanese and US media […]

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US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi expected to visit Taiwan, officials say

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi is expected to visit Taiwan as part of her tour of Asia, according to a senior Taiwanese government official and a US official, despite warnings from Biden administration officials, who are worried about China’s response to such a high-profile visit. The stop is not currently on Pelosi’s public itinerary and […]

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Nancy Pelosi calls Biden, other world leaders to boycott Beijing 2022 Olympics

US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Tuesday called for a US diplomatic boycott of the 2022 Winter Olympics in Beijing, criticizing China for human rights abuses and saying global leaders who attend would lose their moral authority. US lawmakers have been increasingly vocal about an Olympic boycott or venue change, and have lashed […]

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Nancy Pelosi Re-Elected Speaker of the United States House of Representatives

Nancy Pelosi, the only female US Speaker of the House, was narrowly re-elected to the position on Sunday in a deeply divided new Congress that convened in the final weeks of Donald Trump’s presidency. Pelosi, 80, faced a scare when five fellow Democrats defected and voted “present” or for someone else during the floor vote. […]