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Taiwan’s defense ministry said this morning it observed nine Chinese ships and 26 aircraft, including J-16 and Su-30 fighters, conducting combat readiness patrols around the island, according to Reuters.
In response, Taiwan’s air force, navy and land-based missile crews are monitoring the situation, it added.
China began the military exercises on Saturday, which included at one point “simulated joint precision strikes on key targets on Taiwan island and the surrounding sea areas,” Reuters has reported, citing Chinese state television.
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The drills started up as Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen returned from a trip to the United States, where she met …
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