South Korea cancels flights to Taiwan amid Chinese live-fire military drills

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South Korean airlines have canceled all flights to Taiwan as the Chinese military surrounded the island to conduct live-fire exercises Thursday.

Korean Air canceled flights to Taiwan through Saturday, and Asiana Airlines canceled flights through Friday, at which point it will reconsider whether it is necessary, Reuters reported Thursday.

China is holding live-fire military exercises surrounding Taiwan following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to the self-governed island. Pelosi is the highest-level U. S. official to visit there since Speaker Newt Gingrich in 1997.

Chinese authorities were furious with her trip, arguing it broke the U. S. one-China policy, which states that the U.S. acknowledges, but does not condone, China's claim of sovereignty over the island. It also states that the U.S. will not keep formal diplomatic ties with the government of Taiwan.... (Read more)