Taipei fires howitzers and target flares as part of the military exercise in the island's southernmost county of Pingtung, says army.
China's latest official document on Taiwan vows zero tolerance for "separatist activities" and reaffirmed that it would take the self-ruled island by force if necessary.
Since the US embrace of the One-China Policy, which accepts Beijing’s sovereignty over all Chinese lands, Washington has followed a strategically ambiguous policy in regard to Taiwan.
China's UN envoy said that such a visit by Nancy Pelosi should not be compared to the last time a US House speaker visited the island claimed by Beijing in 1997.
Nancy Pelosi met with Singapore's Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong who urged the US official to strive for "stable" ties with China amid an escalation in tensions between Washington and Beijing over Taiwan.
The private rhetoric suggested a possible military response, the Financial Times cited several people familiar with the situation as saying.
American soldiers reportedly will train Taiwanese soldiers in the facility in Hsinchu County for tanks to be delivered by Washington.
The semi-autonomous city welcomed its newest batch of lawmakers in the Legislative Council after an election held without opposition candidates.
Hundreds of Taiwanese people have been extradited from various countries to China instead of Taiwan, according to rights group Safeguard Defenders.
Senior Chinese diplomat Wang Yi warned of the dangers of US support for the 'Taiwan independence' after US Secretary of State Antony Blinken raised concerns over Beijing's pressure on Taipei.
President Biden made a bold remark, saying the US will defend Taiwan, a largely unrecognised country established by anti-communist Chinese dissidents, if ever China invaded it.
Beijing accused the US of interfering in China’s internal affairs and undermining its territorial sovereignty and security interests.
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