China sends warships and fighter jets over unofficial border towards Taiwan


Chinese warships and fighter jets crossed the unofficial border line in the Taiwan Strait on Friday, prompting Taipei to blast its “evil neighbour next door” as Beijing conducted a second day of unprecedented military drills.

“As of 11 am, multiple batches of Chinese warplanes and warships conducted exercises around the Taiwan Strait and crossed the median line of the strait,” the Taiwan defence ministry said in a statement.

“This Chinese military exercise, whether it be the launch of ballistic missiles or the deliberate crossing of the median line of the strait, is a highly provocative act.”

The median line is an unofficial but once largely adhered-to border that runs down the middle of the Taiwan Strait, which separates Taiwan and China.

China has been holding huge drills encircling Taiwan since Thursday to protest this week’s visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi


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