Taipei's drills, taking place on Tuesday and Thursday, will include the deployment of hundreds of troops and about 40 howitzers, the army said.
New Delhi fears its bigger and more powerful rival China will use Sri Lanka's Hambantota port as a military base in India's backyard.
China is continuing military exercises surrounding Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential for conflict in the region.
China imposes an indefinite lockdown of the beach resort of Sanya — confining some 25,000 vacationers to their hotels — and lockdowns in four other cities in Hainan province.
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, during an official visit to Bangladesh, pledged to work continuously to resolve the Rohingya crisis.
Rival ships circle in high seas "cat and mouse" as Beijing is set to end its unprecedented four days of military exercises that could lower tensions in the region.
Pelosi, who visited Seoul earlier this week, became the highest-ranking US official to visit the Joint Security Area between the two Koreas since Donald Trump met North Korea's Kim Jong Un there in 2019.
Senior US diplomat Wendy Sherman visits for three days to mark 80th anniversary of World War II Battle of Guadalcanal and to re-engage in the area where Beijing holds sway.
The United States says that China's decision to halt cooperation in a number of critical areas, including climate change, over Taiwan was "fundamentally irresponsible."
Various analysts weigh in on whether Pelosi's visit to Taiwan was about supporting the Island or rubbing Beijing up the wrong way.
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The small African country is pushing its creditors to waive off some of the loan repayments, creating a path other low-income nations can benefit from.
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