Life goes on as normal in Taiwan as China’s live-fire drills begin around island

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TAIPEI – Even as China kicked off the first of its four-day live-fire military drills around Taiwan on Thursday (Aug 4), people on the island went about their everyday lives, seemingly unperturbed by the news.

“Is it today?” asked Ms Chen Bi-lien, 57, a cashier at a supermarket in Taipei. “I don’t see people panic-buying anything.

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