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Taiwan warns China drills show ambitions beyond island

Taiwan warned Tuesday that Chinese military drills aren't just a rehearsal for an invasion of the self-governing island but also reflect ambitions to control large swaths of the western Pacific, as Taipei conducted its own exercises to underscore it's ready to defend itself.

Taiwan's military conducts artillery live-fire drills at Fangshan township in Pingtung, southern Taiwan, Aug. 9, 2022. (AP Photo/Johnson Lai)



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