Taiwan’s president calls Chinese military exercises ‘irresponsible’

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Thursday night called China’s military exercises off the coast of the self-governing island “irresponsible not only for Taiwan, but also for the international community.” Demanding that Beijing be “rational and self-restrained,” Tsai said in a video address that Taiwan would not seek to escalate tensions with China further, but stressed that it would defend its sovereignty as the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) continued a series of live-fire drills around the island due to last until Sunday. The Taiwan government was working to ensure safe and smooth operations…

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