US Senator Marsha Blackburn exchanges gifts with Taiwanese  President Tsai Ing-wen  in Taipei  on Friday. Photo: AP
US Senator Marsha Blackburn exchanges gifts with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Friday. Photo: AP
Taiwan

Chinese military runs new live drills near Taiwan in face of ‘changing’ situation

  • Xinhua report gives no date but they appear to have come ahead of Taipei visit by Republican Senator Marsha Blackburn
  • Blackburn, leading the fourth US delegation to visit the island this month, has pledged support for Taiwan to become independent

US Senator Marsha Blackburn exchanges gifts with Taiwanese  President Tsai Ing-wen  in Taipei  on Friday. Photo: AP
US Senator Marsha Blackburn exchanges gifts with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen in Taipei on Friday. Photo: AP
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