China launched 11 ballistic missiles into waters around Taiwan's north-east and south-west coasts, Taiwan said.
The launches, just miles from the coast, followed US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan on Wednesday.
North Korea - a strong ally of China's - has been accused of igniting tensions in the region by repeatedly launching missile tests in recent mont
China sees Taiwan as a break-away province that will eventually be brought under its control - by force if necessary. The US, for its part, does not officially recognise Taiwan. It does, however, maintain a strong relationship with the island - which includes selling weapons for Taiwan to defend itself. Ms Pelosi's visit to the island therefore fuelled tensions, with China accusing the US of behaving irresponsibly. Read more here.