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China's maritime police to hold live-fire drill in Taiwan Strait

Taipei, July 29 (CNA) China's maritime police are scheduled to hold a live-fire drill in waters off the southeastern Chinese city of Xiamen Thursday, a move that Taiwan said it has been aware of and will follow closely. The Chinese maritime police will hold the live-fire exercise in an area off Xiamen from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, according to a notice issued Tuesday on the website of China's Maritime Safety Administration, warning ships against entering the area and urging nearby boats to exercise caution. Asked about issue, Taiwan's military said Wednesday that it has been aware of the planed drill and will continue to monitor developments regarding the exercise. The drill will be staged in waters south of the southeastern Chinese province of Fujian and is an area where the Chinese maritime police hold their regular training drills, said the Taiwanese military official. (By Lu Hsin-hui and Elaine Hou)

Updated : 2021-09-25 13:24 GMT+08:00