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Nancy Pelosi Taiwan visit LIVE Updates: Taiwan says 21 Chinese military planes entered its air defence zone on day of Pelosi’s visit

Will conduct joint military operations near Taiwan: PLA’s Eastern Theater Command

According to Reuters, the People’s Liberation Army’s Eastern Theater Command said it will conduct joint military operations near Taiwan from Tuesday (August 2) night, and will test-launch conventional missiles in the sea east of Taiwan, state broadcaster reported.

The exercises will include joint air and sea drills in the north, southwest, northeast of Taiwan, long range live firing in the Taiwan Strait, and missiles test-launches in the sea east of Taiwan, the Eastern Theater Command said.

China’s foreign ministry condemned US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to China, saying it seriously damages peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait.

In a statement issued just after her arrival in Taipei late on Tuesday, China’s foreign ministry said Pelosi’s visit severely impacts the political foundations of China-US relations, and said it had lodged a strong protest with the United States.

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