China claims it summoned European ambassadors stationed there in response to criticism of Chinese military drills near Taiwan made by the Group of Seven and the European Union.

Vice Minister Deng Li "solemnly protested" "wanton intervention" in China's internal affairs, the Foreign Ministry said Friday.

China moved naval ships, warplanes, and missiles into the Taiwan Strait in response to Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan, which China considers its territory to be taken by force if necessary.

On the Chinese coast across from Taiwan, visitors gathered Friday to watch for military aircraft.

Tourists screamed "Let's take Taiwan back" as they took photos from Pingtan island, a popular beauty site, overlooking the Taiwan Strait.

China dispatched armed ships and warplanes over the Taiwan Strait midline on Friday, Taiwan's Defense Ministry claimed, crossing a decades-old unofficial buffer zone.

Five Chinese missiles landed in Japan's Exclusive Economic Zone off Hateruma, a far-south island, the defence minister said. Japan criticised the missile landings as "severe dangers to Japan's national security"