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China announces new military drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

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China announces new military drills as US delegation visits Taiwan

Beijing, Aug 15 (Prensa Latina) China announced more military drills around Taiwan as the self-governing island's president met with members of a new US congressional delegation on Monday, threatening to renew tensions between Beijing and Washington after a similar recent visit by House Speaker Nancy Pelosi angered China.
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Wu Qian, Defense Ministry Spokesman, said these are new military drills by the People’s Liberation Army (PLA), which will involve air and sea military exercises, and will serve as a deterrent to provocations and collusion by Washington and Taiwan.

He mentioned PLA’s plans is to “be trainned and prepared for both wars and to eliminate any secession and interference form” on the island, pledging strong and necessary measures in defense of sovereignty, peace and stability in the region.

“The Taiwan issue does not admit foreign interference. We warn the United States and the Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan that using it to contain China will be a failure, relying on the United States to seek independence will be self-destructive,” Wu said.

On Monday, the Chinese Army sgtarted off by deploying its troops and weaponry to the air and sea space close to Taiwan.

The Chinese Embassy in Washington, local press, Foreign Ministry and the State Council also expressed their rejection and accused the White House of seeking confrontation.

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