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China fires missiles near waters off Taiwan as live-fire drills intensify
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China fires missiles near waters off Taiwan as live-fire drills intensify

The Chinese military's Eastern Theater Command said in a statement that multiple missiles had been fired into the sea off the eastern part of Taiwan. It said all the missiles hit their target accurately."The entire live-fire training mission has been successfully completed and the relevant air and sea area control is now lifted," the statement said.Earlier, the Eastern Theater Command said it had conducted long-range, live-fire training in the Taiwan Strait, state broadcaster CCTV reported, as part of planned military exercises around the island.Chinese state media said that exercises to simulate an air and sea "blockade" around Taiwan had started Wednesday, but offered little solid evidence to back up the claim. Later Thursday, images showed military helicopters flying past Pingtan isl...