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Taiwan ‘preparing for war without seeking war’ as China begins military exercises

By Helen Davidson

04 Aug 2022 · 4 min read

Editor's Note

You should read this news to know how China is responding to US Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan through combat exercises near Taiwan, cyberattacks on government sites and more.

Taiwan’s military has said it is “preparing for war without seeking war” after China’s military began an unprecedented four days of live-fire exercises close to Taiwan’s shores, in reaction to Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island.

At midday local time on Thursday, the Chinese state broadcaster CCTV announced the beginning of an “important military training exercise and organised live fire”, expected to include missile tests.

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