Updated Aug 5, 2022 - World
In photos: China's military drills encircle Taiwan
Taiwan reported multiple Chinese "warships and warplanes" near the island Friday as China's military conducted live ammunition drills for a second day in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taipei this week.
The big picture: Pelosi responded Friday to the Chinese military firing missiles into the sea near Taiwan on the first day of drills by declaring that Beijing couldn't stop U.S. officials from visiting the self-governing island. Taiwan's Defense Ministry described Beijing's actions as "highly provocative."
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Editor's note: This article has been updated with more details on the Chinese military drills and responses to them and further photos.