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International relations

China holds military drills around Taiwan as U.S. delegation visits

China says it sent frigates, bombers and fighter planes

Bob Menendez, chairman of the U.S. Senate Foreign Relations Committee, greets Taiwan Foreign Minister Joseph Wu as he and other members of a U.S. delegation arrive at Taipei Songshan airport, Taiwan on April 14.   © Reuters

TAIPEI/BEIJING (Reuters) -- China said it conducted military drills around Taiwan on Friday, as a U.S. Congressional delegation visited the island, in a move the People's Liberation Army said was intended to target the "wrong signals" sent by the U.S.

China's military sent frigates, bombers and fighter planes to the East China Sea and the area around Taiwan on Friday, People's Liberation Army Eastern Theater Command spokesman Shi Yilu said, according to China's state broadcaster.

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