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China fires missiles near Taiwan in live-fire drills Updated: 2022-08-05 12:25:36 KST

Taiwan's defense ministry said Thursday that China fired multiple missiles toward waters near northeastern and southwestern Taiwan, in an apparent response to U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's recent visit to the island.
Taiwan says a total of eleven Dongfeng missiles were fired by China to areas north, south and east of the island between 1:56PM and 4PM.
The missiles also flew over Taiwan for the first time, marking a major escalation of China's military intimidation against the island.
However, Taipei's defense ministry said the trajectory of the missiles was above the atmosphere and therefore posed no risk to Taiwan.
China says it was part of a planned live-fire training mission, and made no mention of it being related to Pelosi's visit.
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