Taiwanese soldiers fire flares on a training exercise. Defence analysts doubt they will scare off drones. Photo: CNA
Taiwanese soldiers fire flares on a training exercise. Defence analysts doubt they will scare off drones. Photo: CNA

Taiwan faces hard choices as drones from mainland China start flying over Quemoy in wake of Nancy Pelosi visit

  • The Chinese military drones were spotted over the Taipei-controlled island just hours after the US House Speaker concluded a visit that has enraged Beijing
  • Trying to shoot them down risks further escalation, but doing nothing might encourage further flights, possibly over Taiwan island itself

Taiwanese soldiers fire flares on a training exercise. Defence analysts doubt they will scare off drones. Photo: CNA
Taiwanese soldiers fire flares on a training exercise. Defence analysts doubt they will scare off drones. Photo: CNA
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