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Taiwan puts military units on high alert due to Chinese exercises

Natasha Kumar By Natasha Kumar May25,2024

Taiwan put military units on high alert due to China's exercises

Beijing called two-day exercises Punishment for independence-seeking separatists

Taiwan has scrambled jets and put missile, naval and ground forces on high alert as China conducts military exercises around the self-governing island democracy, where a new president took office this week, reports  Associated Press.

The Chinese military called the two-day drills outside Taiwan a punishment for separatist forces seeking independence.

"[China's] irrational provocation has endangered peace and stability in the region"– Taiwan's Defense Ministry said.

The statement said Taiwan does not seek conflict but “will not shy away from it.”

“This is a pretext for military The exercise not only does not contribute to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait region, but also shows the hegemonic nature of China", – the ministry said in a statement.

Prepared by: Sergey Daga

Natasha Kumar

By Natasha Kumar

Natasha Kumar has been a reporter on the news desk since 2018. Before that she wrote about young adolescence and family dynamics for Styles and was the legal affairs correspondent for the Metro desk. Before joining The Times Hub, Natasha Kumar worked as a staff writer at the Village Voice and a freelancer for Newsday, The Wall Street Journal, GQ and Mirabella. To get in touch, contact me through my 1-800-268-7116

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