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U.S. and China Hold Competing Military Drills After House Speaker Pelosi Visits Taiwan

HeadlineAug 04, 2022

Indonesia, Australia and Japan have begun joint combat exercises with the United States on the island of Sumatra. Though the drills are held annually, these are the largest ever and come just after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which China condemned as a provocation. Earlier today, China’s military fired several ballistic missiles into the waters around Taiwan as it began large-scale air and naval drills near the self-governing island, which China considers part of its territory.

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