China has begun live-fire drills in the region around Taiwan, following a recent visit to the island by US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
State TV showed numerous missiles being fired as part of the operation. They targeted waters near Taiwan’s coast.
Self-ruled Taiwan says the move, which stops ships and planes from using the space, violates its sovereignty and amounts to a blockade.
China sees Taiwan – which lies 100 miles from the mainland – as a breakaway province that will eventually be under its control