China has fired several waves of missiles over the Taiwan Strait,
hitting targets in the waters that encircle the island of Taiwan
after a visit from Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi triggered a
tense military standoff in the East Asia region.
Taiwan’s Defense Ministry confirmed 11 Chinese Dongfeng type
missiles were fired in Taiwan’s direction between 1:56 p.m. to 4
p.m. Thursday afternoon, local time. Taiwan’s armed forces said it
was on high alert status, monitoring Chinese military activity in
the region, and that the island’s long-range radar had detected
the incoming missiles.
“We condemn such irrational action that has jeopardized regional
peace,” Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said in a statement.
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