China actions around Taiwan unjustified, disproportionate and provocative – Blinken

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By David Brunnstrom PHNOM PENH (Reuters) -China’s military drills around Taiwan in response to the U.S. house speaker’s visit to the self-ruled island is a disproportionate and unjustified escalation, U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Friday. Blinken said the United States has made it repeatedly clear to China it does not seek a crisis, adding that Washington and its allies were seriously concerned by its latest actions. China has been conducting the largest-ever military exercises in the Taiwan Strait, including launching live missiles around the island it claims as part of its s…

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