Military drills near Taiwan 'just': China The Canberra Times Canberra, ACT


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Chinese military exercises near Taiwan are targeted at forces promoting the island's formal independence and are a "just" move to protect peace and stability, China's Taiwan Affairs Office insists. Military tensions between the island and China, which claims Taiwan as its own territory, are at their worst in more than 40 years, Taiwan's defence minister said last week. Chiu Kuo-cheng added China will be capable of mounting a "full scale" invasion by 2025. He was speaking after China mounted four straight days of mass air force incursions into Taiwan's air defence identification zone that began on October 1, part of...