China trying to 'normalise' military drills near Taiwan, island's top security official says

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TAIPEI — Taiwan's top security official told parliament on March 11 that China runs 'joint combat readiness patrols' near the democratic island every seven to 10 days on average, saying Chinese forces were trying to 'normalise' drills near Taiwan.

China has in recent years stepped up military activities near Taiwan.TAIPEI — Taiwan's top security official told parliament on March 11 that China runs "joint combat readiness patrols" near the democratic island every seven to 10 days on average, saying Chinese forces were trying to "normalise" drills near Taiwan.

China claims democratically governed Taiwan as its own territory, over the island's strong objections. "They are tying to normalise their military activities,"Tsai said, adding that the patrols were occasionally timed to coincide with diplomatic events such as visits to the island by foreign lawmakers.

 

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