BREAKING | Beijing Issues Warning to Airlines to Avoid "Danger Zones" Around Taiwan

In a new escalation of the tense situation in the South China Sea. Beijing has issued a warning to airlines operating in Southeast Asia to avoid the military exercises area in the Taiwan Strait in response to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan yesterday. The warning was sent from Hong Kong late Tuesday local time. The warning identified six areas for military maneuvers and named them "dangerous areas" according to the airlines that received the warning. The ban on flying in these areas starts from twelve noon on Thursday, the fourth of August until twelve noon on Sunday, the seventh of August. 

Nancy Pelosi, US House Speaker, arrived yesterday evening in the Taiwanese capital, Taipei, aboard a US Air Force plane, on the first visit of a high-ranking US official to Taiwan in 25 years. read more

Source: Bloomberg 

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