China begins military exercises around Taiwan: Media

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The Chinese military began live-fire exercises in the sea surrounding Taiwan at noon (0400 GMT) on Thursday, state broadcaster CCTV said.

It comes a day after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi infuriated Beijing by visiting the self-ruled island.


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“From 12:00 pm today to 12:00 pm on (August) 7, an important military exercise of the People's Liberation Army is taking place,” CCTV said, in a social media post that included a map of Taiwan.

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