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Chinese and Taiwanese warships shadow each other as war games due to wind down

Added 08-07-22 03:09:02am EST - “About 20 warships from China and Taiwan sail at close quarters in the Taiwan Strait, as the US calls China drills ?provocative'” - Theguardian.com

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Theguardian.com: “Chinese and Taiwanese warships shadow each other as war games due to wind down”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

About 20 warships from China and Taiwan sail at close quarters in the Taiwan Strait, as the US calls China drills ‘provocative’

Chinese and Taiwanese warships have shadowed each other in the hours before the scheduled end of four days of unprecedented Chinese military exercises, launched in reaction to a visit to Taiwan by the US House speaker.

Nancy Pelosi’s visit last week to the self-ruled island infuriated China, which responded with test launches of ballistic missiles over the capital, Taipei, for the first time and the cutting of some ties with the United States.

About 10 warships each from China and Taiwan sailed at close quarters in the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, with some Chinese vessels crossing the median line, an unofficial buffer separating the two sides, according to a person with knowledge of the matter.

As Chinese forces “pressed” the line, as they did on Saturday, the Taiwan side stayed close to monitor and, where possible, deny the Chinese the ability to cross.

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