China’s Military Drills Continue Off Taiwan

In Washington, a previous C.I.A. analyst, John Culver, explained at a meeting of the Heart for Strategic and Global Scientific studies on Thursday that a new low had been arrived at in the now fraught relationship between the United States and China.

“We’re in a new era,” mentioned Mr. Culver, who was the national intelligence officer for East Asia at the Nationwide Intelligence Council from 2015 to 2018. “It’s not the mid-90s any more. The context is completely different.”

On Friday early morning, the United States Navy’s 7th Fleet posted images on Twitter of fighter jets on the deck of U.S.S. Ronald Reagan through what it stated were “flight operations” in the Philippine Sea, southeast of Taiwan.

It was unclear Friday how the rest of China’s exercises would enjoy out. China’s Jap Theater Command, which encompasses Taiwan, has claimed that it was mobilizing much more than 100 fighter planes, bombers and other aircraft, as effectively as far more than 10 destroyers and frigates, according to Reuters.

Ben Dooley contributed reporting.

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