China Conducts Live-Fire Exercises Ahead of Pelosi’s Potential Taiwan Visit

China conducted live-fire exercises off its coast opposite Taiwan on July 30 after warning U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) not to visit the self-governed island that the communist regime sees as its territory.
The People’s Liberation Army (PLA) held the military drills in the waters off Tanpai Province, in the narrowest parts of the Strait less than 80 miles from mainland Taiwan.
Pelosi confirmed on July 31 she will visit four Asian countries this week, but made no mention of a possible stop in Taiwan that has fueled tension with the regime in Beijing.
Coordinates for China’s planned military exercise near the Taiwan Strait on July 30, 2022. Coordinates’ approximate locations are marked by green flags and include: 25°25′27″N 119°48′15″E, 25°21′55″N 119°44′35″E, 25°14′45″N 119°48′17″E, 25°22′10″N 119°53′27″E (Google Maps/Screenshot via The Epoch Times)
The exercises are the latest in a series of escalating military actions aimed at intimidating the democratic island, which has seen frequently Chinese aircraft incursions in its air defense identification zone for nearly two years. …

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