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Beijing keeps up military pressure on Taiwan as island reshuffles security and mainland affairs chiefs

Beijing continued to put pressure on Taiwan with another round of military exercises over the weekend as the island reshuffled the officials responsible for security and relations with the mainland.On Friday and Saturday, the People’s Liberation Army sent warplanes close to the Pratas Islands in the South China Sea, forcing Taiwan, which controls the islands, to scramble fighters in an emergency response.Beijing – which regards Taiwan as a breakaway province that must be reunified with the…


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