PLA Eastern Theater Command holds military drills around island of Taiwan
On August 7, the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) continued its actual-combat joint exercises and training in the seas and airspace around the island of Taiwan. The Air Force of the Eastern Theater Command dispatched multiple groups of multi-type aircraft in its drills to enhance joint ground strike and long-range air strike capabilities.
On the evening of August 2, disregarding China's strong opposition and stern representations, U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi made a blatant visit to China's Taiwan region. The PLA has conducted its largest military exercises in six strategic areas that encircle Taiwan island since August 4.