China's war games amount to 'sea and air blockade' of Taiwan as Nancy Pelosi visits country

China's unprecedented war games set to encircle Taiwan amount to a "sea and air blockade" of the island, Taipei said on Wednesday.

Some of Beijing's planned military exercises will take place within Taiwan's 12 nautical mile sea and air territory, according to the defence ministry.

China's plans come after House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi became the highest-level US visit to Taiwan in 25 years when she touched down on Tuesday.

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