Taiwan premier: ‘Evil neighbour’ next door is showing off her power at our door

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Taiwan premier: ‘Evil neighbour’ next door is showing off her power at our door

A TV screen shows that China’s People’s Liberation Army has begun military exercises including live firing on the waters and in the airspace surrounding the island of Taiwan, as reported by Chinese state television, in Hong Kong, China August 4, 2022. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

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TAIPEI, Aug 5 (Reuters) – Taiwan’s “evil neighbour” next door is showing off her power at our door, the island’s premier said on Friday, referring to China’s military drills taking place around Taiwan this week.

China is arbitrarily destroying the world’s most frequently used waterway with military exercises, Taiwan Premier Su Tseng-chang told reporters in Taipei, when asked about China’s missile launches. China’s actions are being condemned by neighbouring countries and the world, Su added.

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Reporting by Yimou Lee; Writing by Martin Quin Pollard; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman

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