China-Taiwan LIVE: Horror as Xi opens FIRE just miles from border – drones shot down

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Xi Jinping launched military drills just 12 miles from Taiwan’s shores this morning as the island’s defenders opened fire at suspected Chinese drones. Taiwan’s Defence Ministry said it fired warning shots at unidentified aircraft flying over its Kinmen islands on Wednesday night. Major General Chang Zone-sung said a group of Chinese drones flew into the Kinmen area twice on last night at around 9pm and 10pm local times. He said his troops “immediately fired flares to issue warnings and to drive them away”. He added: “After that, they turned around. They came into our restricted area and that’s why we dispersed them. We have a standard operating procedure. We will react if they come in.” Taiwan has been on high alert as China conducts a series of aggressive military drills in response to a visit by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to the island this week.


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