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China says it conducted military exercises near Taiwan

Taiwan air force scrambled planes on Friday to warn away Chinese aircraft

The Liaoning,  a Chinese navy aircraft carrier, is seen in this photo taken on April 6  by the Japanese Defense Ministry off the southern coast of the Japanese island prefecture of Okinawa.    © Kyodo

SHANGHAI (Reuters) -- China's armed forces carried out another round of exercises near Taiwan last week to improve joint combat operations, the People's Liberation Army said on Monday, after the Chinese-claimed island reported a spike in activity.

Taiwan has complained for the past two years about frequent Chinese military activity near it, mostly concentrated in the southern and southwestern part of the island's air defense identification zone, or ADIZ.

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