China Exerts Maximum Military Pressure Against Taiwan

The most recent comparable period of tension was in 1996, during which China also fired missiles across the Taiwan Strait.
Credit: PLA Eastern Theatre Command

The 19-hr. visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-Calif.) to Taiwan Aug. 2 has sparked the greatest military pressure the island has seen in 25 years, with the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) conducting its largest-ever military drill around Taiwan, aimed at showcasing its ability to control the...

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