China military exercising restraint, Taiwan officials say


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China claims Taiwan is its territory and has vowed to bring the island of 23 million people under its control someday. The DPP’s Mr Lai has described himself as a “pragmatic worker for independence” in the past, comments that led Beijing to brand him a “troublemaker” and “separatist” before the election. Mr Lai walked back those claims during his campaign and presented himself as a steady hand who could be trusted to make the right decisions in one of the world’s biggest geopolitical flashpoints. President Joe Biden has pledged the US would defend the island if it was attacked. Bloomberg...