China holds military drills on southeast coast
China’s military has carried out air and naval drills along its southeast coast.
The Defence Ministry said in a statement, these drills are routine arrangements in accordance with annual plans for the military.
China’s southeast coast is one of the country’s most sensitive regions as it faces Taiwan across the narrow Taiwan Strait.
China has in recent years stepped up its military drills around Taiwan, including regularly flying what Beijing calls “island encirclement” exercises and sending warships into the waters around Taiwan.