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Chinese military provokes India, Taiwan, but the message is for the US

China's military assertiveness reflects a growing sense of confidence and capability, but also one of confrontation, particularly with the United States

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Chinese army | India China border row | US china relations

Steven Lee Myers | NYT 

In the same week that Chinese and Indian soldiers engaged in a deadly brawl, one of China’s submarines cruised through the waters near Japan, prompting a scramble of aircraft and ships to track its furtive movements. Chinese fighter jets and at least one bomber buzzed Taiwan’s territorial airspace almost daily. With the world distracted by the coronavirus pandemic, China’s military has encroached upon its neighbors’ territories on several fronts throughout the spring and now into summer, flexing its military might in ways that have raised alarms across Asia and ...

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First Published: Fri, June 26 2020. 16:09 IST
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