US hit out at ‘irresponsible’ China amid attack rehearsal claims by Taiwan – BBC News

US hit out at ‘irresponsible’ China amid attack rehearsal claims by Taiwan - BBC News

The United States has accused Beijing of "provocative" and "irresponsible" actions after Taiwan said China rehearsed an attack on the island.

Taiwan said it responded to the Chinese drills, now in their fourth day, by deploying aircraft and ships on Sunday.

The heightened tensions follow a trip to Taiwan by a US delegation led by senior Democrat Nancy Pelosi.

China views the visit as a challenge to its claims of sovereignty over Taiwan, which sees itself as distinct.

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