‘Those who play with fire will burn’: China condemns Nancy Pelosi visit to Taiwan, announces military drills – BBC News BBC Homepage

'Those who play with fire will burn': China condemns Nancy Pelosi visit to Taiwan, announces military drills - BBC News BBC Homepage

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The Chinese People’s Liberation Army will hold live-fire drills around Taiwan from August 4 to 7.

She will do so in response to the visit of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosiin Taiwan, where it landed on Tuesday.

beijing claims the island as its own territory and took the trip of the House leader, the most senior US official to Taiwan in 25 years, as a grave affront.

Shortly after Pelosi landed in Taipei, Chinese media announced the military exercise with a ban on all civilian ships and planes from entering the surrounding areas.

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