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WWIII? Democrats Land In Taiwan As China Ramps Up Military Drills

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  • A day after the arrival of a congressional delegation made up of Democrats to Taipei, China’s military said it conducted combat alert patrols and military drills in the waters and airspace around Taiwan on Monday.
  • The exercises are “a solemn response to political plays by the US and Taiwan that are undermining the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait,” Senior Col. Shi Yi of the Eastern Theater Command said.
  • Taiwan’s Ministry of National Defense said 30 Chinese People’s Liberation Army (PLA) warplanes and five vessels were detected in the Taiwan Strait on Monday.

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