China to conduct military drills in waters near Taiwan

The Hindu
Date: July 29, 2019
By: Reuters

China claims self-ruled and democratic Taiwan as its own and has never renounced the use of force

Xi Jinping  

to bring it under Beijing's control.

China's military is holding exercises this week in waters near Taiwan, China's maritime safety agency said days after Beijing reiterated it was ready to fight if there was any move towards independence for the self-ruled island.

The agency did not say when the exercises would be held or what type of forces would be involved but it placed an area off the coast of Guangdong and Fujian provinces, west of Taiwan, off limits from 6 a.m. on Monday (2200 GMT Sunday) to 6 p.m. on Friday (1000 GMT), due to military activity.


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It also said an area off the coast of Zhejiang province, northeast of Taiwan, was off limits for military exercises until Thursday evening.    [FULL  STORY]

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