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China responds to Biden’s Taiwan defense pledge

Beijing says it “deplores” the US president’s latest interview, in which he indicated Washington’s readiness to defend Taiwan Beijing has issued a protest in response to US President Joe Biden’s latest remark that Washington could use its military to defend Taiwan. China considers the self-governing island to be a part …

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Taiwan deploys anti-drone guns to offshore islands

The move follows several incidents involving UAVs believed to be from mainland China The Taiwanese military announced the deployment of anti-drone guns to the offshore islands of Kinmen and Matsu on Friday, following several UAV incursions allegedly coming from the Chinese mainland. Kinmen and Matsu are groups of small islands …

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Taiwan shoots at Chinese drone near offshore island

Taiwan fired warning shots at a Chinese drone that buzzed an offshore islet on Tuesday shortly after President Tsai Ing-wen said she had ordered Taiwan’s military to take “strong countermeasures” against what she termed Chinese provocations. It was the first time warning shots have been fired in such an incident …

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China to send troops to Russia for joint military exercises

Chinese troops will travel to Russia to take part in joint military exercises led by the host and including India, Belarus, Mongolia, Tajikistan, and other countries, China’s defence ministry said on Wednesday. China’s participation in the joint exercises was “unrelated to the current international and regional situation”, the ministry said …

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China reacts to US warship sailing through Taiwan Strait

Beijing accuses Washington of “deliberately” harming peace and stability The Chinese military on Wednesday condemned the latest US patrol mission in the Taiwan Strait, calling the arrival of the warship a “provocation.” The USS Sampson guided-missile destroyer sailed through the strait on Tuesday and, according to a statement by the …

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South Korea holds talks with China amid spat with Taiwan

Senior South Korean diplomats held talks with Chinese counterparts on Thursday after a diplomatic spat with Taiwan over Seoul’s cancellation of an invitation to a senior Taipei official to take part in a business forum last week. Vice Foreign Minister Choi Jong-Kun and aides conducted an online meeting on Thursday …

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