China has been patrolling the waters around Taiwan with its newest attack submarines carrying supersonic missiles.
The Type-039C Yuans, that was only commissioned in July, have been deployed in China’s East Sea Fleet and is the cutting edge of the country’s non-nuclear submarines.
It comes as Taiwan accused China of exaggeration and “tricks” on Tuesday after the Chinese military published footage of the strategically located Penghu islands where there is a major Taiwanese air base.
And China has imposed sanctions on seven Taiwanese officials and lawmakers it accused of being “independence diehards”.
China, which claims Taiwan as its territory, has carried out military exercises around the island this month after a visit by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi, who was followed by five US lawmakers