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China flexes military muscle near Taiwan

Hector Retamal, AFP

Posted at Aug 04 2022 05:57 PM | Updated as of Aug 04 2022 06:13 PM

China flexes military muscle near Taiwan

Chinese military helicopters fly past Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest point to Taiwan, in Fujian province, on Thursday, ahead of massive military drills off Taiwan. China kicked off its largest-ever military exercises encircling Taiwan, in a show of force straddling vital international shipping lanes following US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-ruled island.