China’s military says it will continue large-scale military drills around Taiwan after its previously announced live fire exercises ended on Sunday.
The Chinese army’s Eastern Theatre Command said that it would practice anti-submarine attacks and sea raids.
The earlier four days of exercises were Beijing’s response to US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to the island.
Taiwan has accused China of using these drills as practice for an invasion of the island.
Taiwan said Chinese aircraft and ships had not entered its territorial waters, which extend 12 nautical miles from the coast, during the exercises so far.
The US, along with Australia and Japan, have condemned the drills, saying their objective is to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait.
Chinese aircraft and ships have repeatedly crossed the median line in the strait during the drills.
But Taiwan’s defence ministry said on Monday that the median line was a tacit understanding that has been in place since the 1950s and its existence was a “fact”.
Washington has also condemned Beijing for breaking off cooperation with the US in a number of areas including climate change in retaliation for Ms Pelosi’s visit.