Taiwan opens fire on Chinese drone

Taiwan fired warning shots against a Chinese drone that flew over an offshore islet on Tuesday, shortly after the president Tsai Ing Wen indicated that he had ordered Taiwan’s military to take “strong countermeasures” against what he called Chinese provocations.

It was the first time warning shots had been fired. in such an incident, in the middle of a period of heightened tension between China and Taiwan, which Beijing considers its own territory. Taiwan vigorously disputes China’s sovereignty claims.

The drone returned to China after the shooting, a military spokesman said.

Taiwan has complained that Chinese drones repeatedly fly very close to small island groups. which it controls near the Chinese coast, the last time near the Kinmen Islands, as part of military exercises in Beijing.

China has carried out exercises around the island following the visit of the Speaker of the United States House of Representatives, Nancy Pelosithis month.


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