China begins navy drills round Taiwan as ‘punishment’ for brand spanking new president | EUROtoday

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TAIPEI, Taiwan — China has launched large-scale navy drills on all sides of Taiwan and its outlying islands as “punishment for separatist acts” simply days after Taiwan’s new president, Lai Ching-te, was sworn in.

The drills, which is able to proceed by means of Friday, will ship Chinese navy vessels and warplanes into waters and skies in 5 places near Taiwan’s coast, based on a map launched by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.