China has begun live-firing drills in the waters around Taiwan, in response to a recent visits to the island by US Speaker Nancy Pelosi.
Pingtan Island is one of China’s closest points to Taiwan. Footage from there shows a large number of helicopters and loud bangs sounding in the region. This comes at a time when US-China tensions have been growing.
China sees self-ruled Taiwan – which lies 100 miles from the mainland – as a breakaway province that will eventually be under its control