China says conducts fresh military drills around Taiwan

BEIJING (AFP) -  China said Monday it organised fresh military drills around Taiwan, in what Beijing called a "deterrent" against Washington and Taipei on the back of a visit to the island by a United States congressional delegation.    
 "On August 15, the Eastern Theater of the Chinese People's Liberation Army organised a multi-service joint combat readiness patrol and combat drills in the sea and airspace around Taiwan," said the Chinese military in a statement.