Live-fire drill underway in the Taiwan Strait



China is holding a live-fire drill in the Taiwan Strait, the first of its kind since 2016.

A statement from the Fujian Province maritime safety administration says the drill is taking place from 8 a.m. local time until midnight.

China's Taiwan Affairs Office Director Liu Jieyi says the drill aims to **"safeguard China's sovereignty and territorial integrity." **

The drill comes after Chinese President Xi Jinping reviewed the Chinese People's Liberation Army Navy in the South China Sea last week.