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China Starts Major Military Drills Around Taiwan After Inauguration of New President

HeadlineMay 23, 2024

China has launched two days of military drills around Taiwan, just days after the self-governing territory inaugurated its new president. Chinese state media said the military exercises will “serve as a strong punishment for the separatist acts of Taiwan independence forces.” Taiwanese President William Lai Ching-te responded to the news by saying he will strengthen Taiwan’s army and “continue to defend the values of democracy, protecting regional peace and stability.”

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