Taiwan says China fired ‘multiple’ ballistic missiles during drills

A Chinese Navy guided-missile corvette Huizhou berthed at the Central Military Dock on the Central waterfront in Hong Kong. Taiwan accuses China of firing ballistic missiles during its drills earlier today. – EPA pic, August 4, 2022.

CHINESE forces fired “multiple” ballistic missiles into waters around Taiwan during military drills today, Taipei’s defence ministry said, condemning what it described as “irrational actions that undermine regional peace”.

“The Ministry of National Defence stated that the Chinese Communist Party fired multiple Dongfeng series ballistic missiles into the surrounding waters of northeastern and southwestern Taiwan from approximately 1.56pm,” the defence ministry said in a brief statement.

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