Posted BY: Axios

China announced a new series of military drills near Taiwan on Sunday, expanding efforts to express a a show of force in the wake of House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the self-governing island last week.

Driving the news: In the wake of Pelosi’s visit, China announced several days of live-fire drills that saw the regional power fire ballistic missiles into waters near Taiwan for the first time since the 1996 Taiwan Strait crisis.

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The big picture: China’s Maritime Safety Administration announced on Saturday that new sets of drills would take place in five zones of the Yellow Sea from Aug. 5 to 15, the Washington Post reported.

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