China’s military said exercises held around Taiwan had conducted and will continue regular patrols near the island, according to Regional Military Command Center.
Bloomberg news agency quoted Taiwan as saying that the Chinese military drills show preparation for a possible invasion.
Yesterday, Taiwan began exercises with live artillery ammunition amid ongoing Chinese military drills around the island.
The exercises using live artillery munitions known as “Tian Li” exercises were announced in late July before US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan last week infuriated China.
Previously, China mentioned that it refuses to rule out the use of force if the peaceful reunification with Taiwan failed.
According to the “white paper” document published by the authorities, Beijing reserves the right to respond to the provocation of the island’s independence supporters and outside powers.
The document, titled “The Taiwan Question and China‘s Reunification in the New Era,” was jointly prepared and published by the Taiwan Affairs Office of the State Council of the People’s Republic of China.
Beijing regularly publishes white papers on various issues to clarify its policy on the specific issue of the hour.