White House condemns Chinese launch of missiles near Taiwan
Aug 4 (Reuters) - The White House on Thursday condemned China's decision to launch live missiles near Taiwan as "irresponsible" and said it expected Beijing would continue to react in the coming days to a visit by U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
"Beijing's provocative actions are significant escalation and its long standing attempt to change the status quo," national security spokesperson John Kirby told a briefing.
Reporting by David Ljunggren; Editing by Daniel Wallis
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