Taiwan fires warning shots at Chinese drone

Taiwan fires warning shots at Chinese drone

Taiwan fired warning shots at Chinese drone

  Taiwan fired warning shots at Chinese drone

Earlier, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen ordered her military to take «strong countermeasures» against Beijing's provocations, as she called them

Taiwan fired warning shots at a Chinese drone that flew over a small island on Tuesday.

This came shortly after Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen reported that she had ordered the armed forces to take “strong countermeasures” against what she called China's provocations.

This was the first time that warning shots had been fired during a period of heightened tensions between China and Taiwan.

Beijing considers the self-ruled island part of its territory, but Taiwan strongly disputes China's claim.

The drone headed back to China after being fired upon, a military spokesman said.

The White House said amid heightened tensions Between Taiwan and China, National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan will meet with his counterparts from Japan and South Korea on Wednesday in Hawaii.