With two days of military drills, Beijing makes clear its feelings about Taiwan’s new president

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Days after Taiwan President Lai Ching-te and Vice-President Hsiao Bi-khim were sworn in, Beijing has made its feelings about the pair widely known. The duo are even more despised by the superpower than Taiwan's outgoing leader Tsai Ing-wen, whose eight years in office was characterised by closer ties with the United States and growing tensions with China. But the Taiwanese public defied Beijing by delivering Mr Lai the presidency, granting his Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) an unprecedented third term. Many expected China would respond and within days of the inauguration, Taiwan had its answer. On Wednesday, an editorial for Chinese...