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Military launches missiles over Taipei
Acting on its threats, China began several military maneuvers around Taiwan. The actions represent a new level of escalation. In Taiwan, however, most people are staying calm. The military shows itself ready to defend the island. Some hardliners are calling for tougher countermeasures. continue reading →
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The people of Taiwan remain calm
Hundreds of thousands of people in China and other countries anxiously watched to see what would happen after Nancy Pelosi landed on Taiwan. In Taiwan itself, on the other hand, citizens were not too worried. Our author David Demes asked around on site on the island. continue reading →
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by David Demes
Taiwan prepares for the worst
Like every year, the island nation of Taiwan is preparing for a possible Chinese attack with a major military maneuver and civil defense drills. But for decades, the threat of war has not been as realistic as it is now. Tangible threats from Beijing and Russia's invasion of Ukraine have put Taiwan on high alert. continue reading →
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