The Chinese military fired several ballistic missiles during an exercise in the Taiwan Strait, Taiwan's Central News Agency reported, citing the local defense ministry.
"At approximately 13:56, the Chinese Communist Party launched several Dongfeng ballistic missiles in the waters northeast and southwest of Taiwan," the publication says.
The day before, the Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times wrote that the army will for the first time use long-range combat artillery across the Taiwan Strait and use the DF-17 (Dongfeng-17) hypersonic missile.
The maneuvers started on Thursday at 12:00 local time and will last until Sunday. They pass in six sea areas. The military published the coordinates in advance to avoid accidental entry of ships or overflight of aircraft.
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