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Taiwan anger over China military drills during virus outbreak

SinoDaily.com reports: “Anger is rising in Taiwan over China continuing to buzz the island with fighter jets and warships even as they both fight the global coronavirus pandemic.

The self-ruled democratic island has had to scramble its own fighter jets in response to recent Chinese manoeuvres, designed to show that Beijing’s military might remains unbowed by the health crisis.

But the tactic is winning few friends among the Taiwanese.

‘As the world grapples with the severity of the COVID19 pandemic, China’s military manoeuvres around Taiwan have continued unabated,’ President Tsai Ing-wen said in a tweet late Tuesday accompanied by pictures of her visiting troops.

‘Whether it’s national defence or preventing the spread of disease, our armed forces remain as vigilant as ever,’ she added…”

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