China state TV shows military drills around Taiwan

STORY: CCTV showed naval warships on patrol, fighter jets in the sky, military vehicles and ground troops participating in drills.

The exercises were focused on testing its land strike and sea assault capabilities, said China's military.

Beijing launched four days of unprecedented military exercises in response to a visit by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi to Taiwan, a self-governing island which China claims sovereignty over.

The Chinese military exercises, centered on six areas surrounding Taiwan, began on Thursday (August 4) and were scheduled to last until midday on Sunday.