China starts military drills after Taiwan president's US trip
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China has begun three-days of military drills around Taiwan. Beijing has called the exercises a 'serious warning against Taiwan separatist forces.' The defense ministry in Taipei said the drills threaten regional stability and security. They come after China was angered by a meeting between Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen and US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy in Los Angeles earlier this week. Beijing views the self-ruling island as a breakaway province.