Shanghai Daily

Missiles fired as PLA conducts Taiwan drills


THE Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People’s Liberation Army conducted long-range live-fire shooting training in the Taiwan Straits yesterday and carried out precision strikes on specific areas in the eastern part of the Straits.

All missiles hit the targets off the eastern coast of Taiwan island accurately.

The PLA Eastern Theater Command said that expected results have been achieved.

Tan Kefei, a spokespers­on for the Ministry of National Defense said yesterday that the Chinese military has kept its word. The joint military exercises and training activities around the Taiwan island are a serious deterrent against collusion between the

United States and Taiwan.

US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan betrays the US promise on opposing “Taiwan Independen­ce” and seriously breaks the ChinaUS relation, he added.

China warns the US and Taiwan’s Democratic Progressiv­e Party that the US-Taiwan collusion will only bring disaster to the Taiwan region and endanger Taiwan people, Tan said. The complete reunificat­ion of China is an unstoppabl­e historical trend and China will defend its national sovereignt­y and territoria­l integrity, leaving no place for any “Taiwan Independen­ce” actions or external interferen­ce.

Foreign Minister Wang Yi yesterday called on the

internatio­nal community to oppose any moves challengin­g the one-China principle, and unite to safeguard peace and stability in the region.

He made the remarks while attending the China-ASEAN Foreign Ministers’ Meeting in Phnom Penh, Cambodia.

Wang said it is the US which stirs up trouble, provokes crisis and continues to

escalate tensions. If such bad precedents are not corrected, how can internatio­nal laws be safeguarde­d?

He refuted the Group of Seven’s groundless charges against China’s reasonable and legitimate initiative­s to safeguard its sovereignt­y and territoria­l integrity.

Meanwhile, Ma Xiaoguang, spokespers­on for the Taiwan

Affairs Office of the State Council, said the punishment­s targeting die-hard “Taiwan independen­ce” elements and external interferen­ce are justified, legitimate and reasonable. Any sovereign state will take such measures to safeguard its sovereignt­y, security and developmen­t interests.

 ?? ?? The Chinese military conducted long-range live-fire exercises in the Taiwan Straits yesterday. — IC
The Chinese military conducted long-range live-fire exercises in the Taiwan Straits yesterday. — IC

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