Taiwan says will strengthen self-defence capabilities

Military police officers get into position for a drill on how to guide citizens to safety in the event of an attack, in Taipei, Taiwan July 22, 2022. REUTERS/Ann Wang

TAIPEI, Aug 4 (Reuters) - Taiwan will strengthen self-defence capabilities and closely coordinate with the United States and like-minded countries, foreign ministry spokeswoman Joanne Ou told a news conference on Thursday, when asked about China's planned military drills.

China announced targeted military drills in zones surrounding Taiwan lasting several days following the arrival of U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi in Taipei on Tuesday. Pelosi left Taiwan on Wednesday.

Reporting by Sarah Wu; Editing by Jacqueline Wong

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