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US commander says China missile fire over Taiwan must be contested

  By AFP and published by The Straits Times Singapore – China’s recent decision to fire missiles over Taiwan is a “gorilla in the room” that has to be contested, a top US military commander said today (August 16). Beijing has carried out huge air and sea drills this month around Taiwan in a furious

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Japan protests after Chinese missiles land in its exclusive economic zone

  By AFP and Reuters, published by CNA Tokyo – Ballistic missiles fired by China are believed to have landed in Japan’s exclusive economic zone (EEZ) for the first time, Tokyo’s defence minister said today (August 4). “Five of the nine ballistic missiles launched by China are believed to have landed within Japan’s EEZ,” Nobuo

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CAAT warns airlines to beware of Chinese drills near Taiwan

  THE CIVIL Aviation Authority of Thailand (CAAT) said with China holding live-fire drills in six zones surrounding Taiwan for almost a week and announcing that airlines serving the Asian routes should avoid Taiwan airspace it has accordingly informed airlines of this development, Matichon newspaper said this evening (August 3). Mr. Suthipong Kongpool, CAAT’s director,

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