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China-Taiwan tensions could be the tinderbox to set Asia-Pacific alight
By Emma Richards | 11th January 2017   

TENSIONS between China and Taiwan have been brought to the fore again, with leadership changes and questions of decades-old policy threatening to drastically alter the status quo.

A stark reminder of that came today when Taiwan scrambled jets and navy ships as a group of Chinese warships led by China’s sole aircraft carrier sailed north through the Taiwan Strait.

According to Reuters, the Soviet-built Liaoning aircraft carrier, returning from exercises in the South China Sea, was not trespassing in Taiwan’s territorial waters but entered its air defence identification zone (ADIZ) in the southwest, Taiwan’s defence ministry said.

Continued: https://asiancorrespondent.com/2017/01/china-taiwan-tensions-tinderbox-set-asia-pacific-alight/
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