Watch: China launches missiles in Taiwan drills

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

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