China’s military drills keep Taiwan’s fisherman on shore
07 August 2022 | 7:01 am
The Chinese military responded to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan by launching a series of drills after she left. The drills have not just caused political tensions. They have also impacted everyday life along the Taiwanese shoreline.
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