People”s Liberation Army conducts military exercises near strait while US officials visit Taiwan

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The spokesperson for China’s ministry of defence confirmed during a press conference in Beijing on Friday that the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) has started conducting a new round of military exercises near the Taiwan strait while high ranking US officials visit the area on Friday.

“Today, the Eastern faction of the PLA launched military exercises near the Taiwan Strait, which is legitimate. Necessary acts are aimed at safeguarding the situation in between the strait to safeguard its sovereignty and territorial integrity,” confirmed Chinese Ministry of Defence spokesman Ren Guoqiang.

​The US launched has organised it’s most important visit to Taiwan in decades, Secretary of State Keith Krach arrived in Taiwan on Thursday. In response to the second visit by high-level US officials in two months, China launched the military exercises near the Taiwan Strait.

“Taiwan is an indivisible part of China. The Taiwan issue is purely Chinese internal affairs, with no toleration for external interference. Recently, US has colluded with the Democratic Progressive Party to make trouble. It doesn’t matter. Trying to use Taiwan to suppress China or strengthening itself with foreign forces, is a pure daydream and will never happen. The ones playing with fire will burn themselves in the end,” exclaimed Ren.

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