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Taiwan tensions

Taiwan stages island military drill simulating Chinese landing

Live-fire exercises come as Xi vows never to renounce use of force

Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense sees the Penghu islands located in the Taiwan Strait as a potential landing point for Chinese forces. (Photo by Yu Nakamura)

MAGONG, Taiwan -- The Taiwanese military conducted live-fire military drills Wednesday that simulated a response to Chinese forces attempting a landing on outlying islands.

The Cheng Chiang exercise was held early morning in the Penghu Islands, also known as the Pescadores Islands, an archipelago located in the Taiwan Strait.

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