Taiwan claims that Chinese ships and aircraft are practising an attack.

Chinese aircraft and warships fought for an attack on Taiwan in revenge for US house speaker Nancy Pelosis visit there . Pelosis brief, unannounced visit to Chinas self-ruled island enraged Beijing, and triggered unprecedented military drills, including ballistic missiles launched over Taipeis capital .

TAIPEI, Taiwan — Officials on the island said Chinese aircraft and warships fought on Saturday for an attack on Taiwan in revenge for US house speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit there that led to Beijing's suspension of talks with the US in several areas.Pelosis' brief, unannounced visit to China's self-ruled island enraged Beijing, and triggered unprecedented military drills, including ballistic missiles launched over Taipei's capital.On Sunday, the Chinese lessons are scheduled to begin at midday.On Saturday morning, Taiwan's defence ministry reported that multiple Chinese ships and planes carried out missions in the Taiwan Strait, some of which crossed the median line, an unofficial buffer between the two countries, which Taiwan's military claims was part of a simulation attack on the main Taiwan island.

Late Friday, Taiwan's defence ministry said it fired flares to warn off seven drones flying over its Kinmen islands and unidentified aircraft approaching its Matsu islands.Both islands lie close to mainland China's southeastern coast.Pelosi arrived in Taiwan late Tuesday, the highest-level visit by a US official in decades, despite Chinese warnings, and it has sparked a flurry of retaliation, including sanctions against her herself.China declared that it was suspending dialogue with the US in a variety of areas shortly after her delegation left Japan on Friday, the final stop on a week-long Asia tour.

The response was described as irresponsible by the US.On Friday, the Eastern Theater Command of Chinas Peoples Liberation Army announced air and sea drills to the north, southwest, and east of Taiwan to assess the forces' joint combat capabilities.Washington Secretary of State Antony Blinken said the US had stated to Beijing that it did not seek a crisis over Pelosis' visit to Taiwan.On the sidelines of regional meetings in Cambodia, he said, There is no justification for this radical, dispersed, and escalating military response.

Blinken confirmed that the US would not take steps to cause a crisis, but that it will continue to support allies and operate standard air and sea transportation through the Taiwan Strait.He said that we will fly, sail, and operate wherever international law requires.Chinese officials have not responded to calls made by senior Pentagon officials this week, according to a US official who spoke on condition of anonymity, but that was seen as a sign of displeasure with the Pelosis campaign rather than the breakaway of the relationship between senior defence officials, including US defence secretary Lloyd Austin.On Friday, Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said at a press conference: I heard that US secretary of state Blinken held his news conference and spread some false information while still not speaking truthfully.

Jing Quan, a senior Chinese embassy official in Washington, echoed this sentiment, urging a conference that the US side should immediately take steps to correct its mistakes and minimize the consequences of Pelosis' visit.The suspension of some communication channels by China was fundamentally irresponsible, according to White House national security spokesperson John Kirby.The US has nothing to do here to fix it.According to Kirby, the Chinese could go a long way toward lowering tensions simply by stopping these bloody military exercises and addressing the rhetoric.

Although these talks have been infrequent, officials have stated that they are vital to have in the event of an emergency.Kirby said it was not unusual for China to postpone military talks at times of conflict, although not all channels between military leaders had been slashed.According to security experts, diplomats, and US officials, the breaking of communication links would cause an accidental escalation of tension.According to acting Pentagon spokesman Todd Breasseale, part of this overreaction has been strictly limiting its defense activities until any competent state recognizes that we need them most now.

Up to four missiles were fired over Taiwan's capital, according to Japan's defense ministry, which was unprecedented.It added that five of nine missiles fired at its territory hit its exclusive economic zone, a first for the country, sparking a diplomatic demonstration.Taiwan has been self-ruled since 1949, when Mao Zedongs communists assumed power in Beijing after defeating Chiang Kai-sheks Kuomintang nationalists in a civil war, causing them to retreat to the island.Beijing maintains that its contacts with Taiwan are a personal affair and that it reserves the right to place the island under Chinese occupation, by force if necessary.