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China sends 14 vessels, 66 aircraft near Taiwan - Taipei

Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) sent 14 navy vessels and 66 aircraft around Taiwan as of 5 pm local time, the island's military authorities revealed on Sunday. Taiwan armed forces' airplanes conducted air patrols and used naval vessels and land-based missile systems to respond to the situation.

Earlier in the day, Taiwan's official Central News Agency reported that the local military will hold heavy artillery firing drills in the island's south on August 9 and August 11.

Beijing's military was scheduled to end its exercises near the island today.

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