In response to the Chinese exercises, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported that Taiwan's army will conduct live-fire artillery drills in southern Pingtung County on Tuesday and Thursday "to test combat readiness".
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On Sunday, Taiwan's defence ministry said it "detected 66 Chinese air force planes and 14 Chinese warships conducting activities in and around the Taiwan Strait". It accused China of "simulating attacks" on the island of Taiwan and its ships at sea.
Multiple PLA aircraft and vessels were detected participating in drills around Taiwan Strait and have crossed the median line. #ROCArmedForces have utilized alert broadcast, aircraft in CAP, patrolling naval vessels, and land-based missile systems in response to this situation. pic.twitter.com/lVpRWCZxhm— 國防部 Ministry of National Defense, R.O.C. 🇹🇼 (@MoNDefense) August 5, 2022