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United States plans to conduct fresh ‘air and maritime transits’ in Taiwan Strait

The United States plans to conduct new “air and maritime transits” in the Taiwan Strait in a step the White House says will reflect its response to China’s military drills in the contested strait amid rising tensions over the self-ruled island. China conducted its largest-ever military drill around Taiwan, which Beijing considers its territory, during […]

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China using drills as practice for invasion, Taiwan’s foreign minister says

Taiwan’s foreign minister said on Tuesday that China was using the military drills it launched in protest against U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit as a game plan to prepare for an eventual invasion of the self-ruled island. Joseph Wu, speaking at a news conference in Taipei, offered no timetable for a possible invasion of […]

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Chinese military exercises breach Taiwan’s territory, defense minister says

Chinese military exercises near Taiwan have encroached on its territory and amount to a blockade of its sea and airspace, the defence ministry has said. The exercises by the Chinese navy and air force are seen as a direct response to the 24-hour visit to Taiwan by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi, the most senior […]

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China announces six live fire drills surrounding Taiwan amid US Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s tour

China announced that it will hold military exercises that include live-fire drills in six zones surrounding Taiwan following House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s arrival in Taiwan. At 10:43pm on Wednesday evening Pelosi and her congressional delegation arrived at Taipei Songshan Airport aboard a U.S. Air Force Boeing C-40C. At 10:59 pm, Chinese state-run mouthpiece the Global […]

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Several Chinese warplanes fly close to sensitive Taiwan Strait amid Nancy Pelosi’s visit

Several Chinese warplanes flew close to the median line of the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Tuesday morning as tensions mounted on news US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi was set to visit Taiwan during the day. Reports indicate that several Chinese warships have stayed close to unofficial buffer in the waterway since Monday, adding […]

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China expresses ‘opposition and condemnation’ after US warship transits through Taiwan Strait

China protested the passage of a US Navy warship and coastguard through the waters between China and Taiwan, a self-governing island claimed by Beijing. A statement by China’s defence ministry on Saturday called the move provocative and said it showed the United States is the biggest threat to peace and stability and creator of security […]