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China Plans Live-Fire Exercises In Taiwan Strait, As Xi Reviews Navy

The announcement puts a new focus on U.S.-China tensions. On Thursday, Chinese President Xi Jinping reviewed his country's largest-ever navy parade, including many warships that were recently built.
China plans to hold live-fire exercises next Wednesday in the Taiwan Strait. On Thursday, a Chinese navy fleet including the aircraft carrier Liaoning (in background) held a parade in the South China Sea. Source: VCG via Getty Images

China's military will hold live-fire exercises in the Taiwan Strait next week, putting new focus on raised tensions between the U.S. and China. The announcement follows Chinese President Xi Jinping's review of his country's largest-ever navy parade.

Xi wore military fatigues.

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