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 China vuurt raketten af over Taiwan infographic
Graphic shows paths of the Chinese missiles and areas where Chinese military drills are taking place.


China laat raketten over Taiwan vliegen

By Jordi Bou

August 5, 2022 - Beijing fired several ballistic missiles into waters around Taiwan as part of its biggest-ever military exercises in the region, following U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island.

The missiles fired by the PLA’s Rocket Force are reportedly the DF-15B versions of China’s Dongfeng “East Wind” arsenal.

Although designed to carry conventional explosives, the DF-15B is probably capable of carrying a nuclear warhead.

China's missile launches are causing disruption to shipping lanes and flights to and from Taiwan.

Ships have been forced to re-route, with days-long disruptions expected to have an impact on supply chains with delays to global shipping.

Some ballistic missiles fired by China appear to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ), Japanese defence minister Nobuo Kishi said.

PUBLISHED: 05/08/2022; STORY: Graphic News