China warns Taiwan independence ‘means war’ as US pledges support

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China warns Taiwan independence ‘means war’ as US pledges support

29 January 2021

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China has in a strong statement warned that attempts by Taiwan to seek independence from Beijing “means war”.

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China to conduct military drills in South China Sea amid tensions with U.S.

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China to conduct military drills in South China Sea amid tensions with U.S.

JANUARY 25, 2021

By Reuters Staff

BEIJING (Reuters) – China said on Tuesday it will conduct military exercises in the South China Sea this week, just days after Beijing bristled at a U.S. aircraft carrier group’s entry into the disputed waters.

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U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

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U.S. carrier group enters South China Sea amid Taiwan tensions

The U.S. military said the carrier strike group was in the South China Sea to conduct routine operations “to ensure freedom of the seas.”

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Jan. 24, 2021

By Reuters

TAIPEI — A U.S. aircraft carrier group led by the USS Theodore Roosevelt has entered the South China Sea to promote “freedom of the seas,” the U.S. military said on Sunday, at a time when tensions between China and Taiwan have raised concern in Washington.

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Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese air force

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Taiwan reports large incursion by Chinese air force

JANUARY 23, 2021

By Reuters Staff

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Eight Chinese bomber planes and four fighter jets entered the southwestern corner of Taiwan’s air defence identification zone on Saturday, and Taiwan’s air force deployed missiles to “monitor” the incursion, the island’s Defence Ministry said.

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Long queues as China’s capital launches mass virus tests

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Long queues as China’s capital launches mass virus tests

JANUARY 21, 2021

By Reuters Staff

BEIJING (Reuters) – Beijing launched mass COVID-19 testing in some areas on Friday and Shanghai was testing all hospital staff as China battles its worst outbreak of the disease since March, with families fretting over Lunar New Year reunion plans amid new curbs.

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