China’s military is rehearsing the encirclement of Taiwan during three days of military drills.
Beijing – which views Taiwan as a breakaway province of China – called the operation a “stern warning” to the island’s government.
The exercises began hours after President Tsai Ing-wen returned from a trip to the United States.
The Taiwanese Defence Ministry said 71 Chinese military planes and nine ships crossed the Taiwan Strait median line.
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