A new trade plan will be unveiled within days, while US forces will transit the Taiwan Strait in the next few weeks, according to Kurt Campbell, White House coordinator for Asia-Pacific issues.
China concluded its more than a week-long massive military exercises surrounding Taiwan after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited the self-ruled island, bucking Beijing’s warnings.
Taipei fires howitzers and target flares as part of the military exercise in the island's southernmost county of Pingtung, says army.
China's latest official document on Taiwan vows zero tolerance for "separatist activities" and reaffirmed that it would take the self-ruled island by force if necessary.
Joseph Wu, speaking at a press conference in Taipei, offered no time-table for a possible invasion of Taiwan, which is claimed by China as its own.
Taipei's drills, taking place on Tuesday and Thursday, will include the deployment of hundreds of troops and about 40 howitzers, the army said.
China is continuing military exercises surrounding Taiwan that have disrupted shipping and air traffic and substantially raised concerns about the potential for conflict in the region.
Rival ships circle in high seas "cat and mouse" as Beijing is set to end its unprecedented four days of military exercises that could lower tensions in the region.
Taiwan says it has observed "multiple" Chinese planes and ships operating in the Taiwan Strait, believing them to be simulating an attack on the self-ruled democracy's main island.
Pelosi, who visited Seoul earlier this week, became the highest-ranking US official to visit the Joint Security Area between the two Koreas since Donald Trump met North Korea's Kim Jong Un there in 2019.
Senior US diplomat Wendy Sherman visits for three days to mark 80th anniversary of World War II Battle of Guadalcanal and to re-engage in the area where Beijing holds sway.
The United States says that China's decision to halt cooperation in a number of critical areas, including climate change, over Taiwan was "fundamentally irresponsible."
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