Taiwan defense minister says tensions with China are the worst in 4 decades

Military tensions with China are at their worst in more than 40 years, Taiwan’s defense minister said on Wednesday, October 6, days after record numbers of Chinese aircraft flew into the island’s air defense zone. Tensions have hit a new high between Taipei and Beijing, which claims the democratic island as its own territory, and… Continue reading Taiwan defense minister says tensions with China are the worst in 4 decades

US condemns ‘provocative’ Chinese activities near Taiwan

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The United States urged China on Sunday, October 3, to stop its “provocative” military activities near Taiwan, after the island scrambled jets to warn away close to 100 Chinese military aircraft entering its air defense zone over a three-day period. Taiwan, a democratically governed island that is claimed by China, has complained for more than… Continue reading US condemns ‘provocative’ Chinese activities near Taiwan