Taiwan says China military trying to wear it out, but it can respond

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China’s military is trying to wear out Taiwan’s armed forces with its repeated missions nearby, but Taiwan is capable of responding, Taipei’s defense minister said on Monday after a renewed spike in Chinese air force activity. Taiwan scrambled fighters again on Sunday after 27 Chinese air force planes again entered its air defense identification zone,… Continue reading Taiwan says China military trying to wear it out, but it can respond

Taiwan scrambles to see off new Chinese air force incursion

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Taiwan’s air force scrambled again on Sunday, November 28, to warn away 27 Chinese aircraft that entered its air defense zone, Taiwan’s defense ministry said, the latest increase in tensions across the sensitive Taiwan Strait. Chinese-claimed Taiwan has complained for a year or more of repeated missions by China’s air force near the democratically governed… Continue reading Taiwan scrambles to see off new Chinese air force incursion

Taiwan needs to beef up defense, seek more friends, minister says

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Self-ruled Taiwan needs to strengthen its defenses and, with just 15 diplomatic allies in the world, seek more friends on the international stage as it faces pressure from China, Foreign Minister Joseph Wu said on Wednesday, October 27. Tensions between Taiwan and China, which claims the fiercely democratic island as sovereign territory, have escalated in… Continue reading Taiwan needs to beef up defense, seek more friends, minister says