China-Taiwan Crisis News Live: A Day after China’s precision strikes in the Taiwan Strait, situation remains volatile as the world watch a possible disruption the freight movement in the region. On Thursday, Beijing had issued a statement regarding the long-range strikes that came after US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan. The visit has angered the ‘Dragon’ and many speculate far more stringent actions than the live-fire drills against the self-ruled island that China considers as its own territory. As many as five missiles struck the Japan’s Exclusive Economic Zone during the drill. Pelosi’s visit was the most significant one by any American leader. She is the highest-ranking US official, who has visited Taiwan in the last 25 years.
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China has announced unspecified sanctions on US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi for her visit earlier this week to Taiwan. The Chinese statement called Pelosi's visit provocative and said it undermines China's sovereignty and territorial integrity. – AP
China says it summoned European diplomats in the country to protest statements issued by the Group of Seven nations and the European Union criticising threatening Chinese military exercises surrounding Taiwan.
The Foreign Ministry on Friday said Vice Minister Deng Li made “solemn representations” over what he called “wanton interference in China's internal affairs”. – AP
Japan, whose southernmost islands are closer to Taiwan than Tokyo, has warned that Chinese intimidation of Taiwan is an escalating national security threat. – Reuters
China's state broadcaster said the military exercises, which began on Thursday – the day after Pelosi left Taiwan – and are set to end on Sunday, would be the largest conducted by China in the Taiwan Strait. The exercises have involved live fire on the waters and in the airspace around the island. – Reuters
US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi on Friday praised Taiwan, pledged US solidarity and said her trip through Asia, which led to unprecedented military drills by an angry China, was never about changing the regional status quo. – Reuters