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Beijing using Pelosi as an excuse for war games, says Taiwan

China is aiming to change the status quo in the Taiwan Strait, Joseph Wu said at a briefing in Taipei on Tuesday, saying the military activity adds to concern that Beijing may proceed with an actual invasion.
A Chinese military jet flies over Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest points to Taiwan, in Fujian province on Saturday. (AFP)
A Chinese military jet flies over Pingtan island, one of mainland China's closest points to Taiwan, in Fujian province on Saturday. (AFP)
Updated on Aug 09, 2022 10:07 AM IST
Bloomberg |

Air traffic returning to normal, says Taiwan govt

China last week deployed scores of planes and fired live missiles near during military exercises sparked by U.S. House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.
Taiwan flags flutter outside the presidential palace in Taipei, Taiwan August 8, 2022. (REUTERS)
Taiwan flags flutter outside the presidential palace in Taipei, Taiwan August 8, 2022. (REUTERS)
Updated on Aug 08, 2022 12:48 PM IST
Reuters |

Chinese military encircles Taiwan from 6 sides, fires ballistic missiles

The PLA’s drills, ongoing from Tuesday night, intensified on Thursday noon as Beijing continues to fume over US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei earlier this week.
In this image taken from video footage run by China's CCTV, a projectile is launched from an unspecified location in China, Thursday, August 4, 2022.(AP/PTI)
In this image taken from video footage run by China's CCTV, a projectile is launched from an unspecified location in China, Thursday, August 4, 2022.(AP/PTI)
Updated on Aug 04, 2022 07:06 PM IST
By, Beijing

Macau casinos reopen after almost two weeks of Covid-19 travel curbs

While there’s no official guideline on Macau's casinos operating capacity during the initial period of resumption, it’s likely that they won’t open many tables due to a lack of customers as business is dim after recent Covid-19 travel curbs
People walk past Casino Lisboa in Macau, China (REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo)
People walk past Casino Lisboa in Macau, China (REUTERS/Jason Lee/File Photo)
Updated on Jul 23, 2022 07:42 PM IST
Bloomberg | | Posted by Zarafshan Shiraz

Pakistan says Brics member blocked participation in Beijing meeting

Though Foreign Office spokesperson Asim Iftikhar did not name the Brics member which blocked Pakistan’s participation in the high-level dialogue on global development on June 24, media reports in Pakistan cited sources as saying the country was India.
A member of Brics (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) blocked Pakistan’s participation in a meeting hosted by Beijing on the margins of the bloc’s summit last week, Islamabad said on Monday without naming the country. (AP)
A member of Brics (Brazil-Russia-India-China-South Africa) blocked Pakistan’s participation in a meeting hosted by Beijing on the margins of the bloc’s summit last week, Islamabad said on Monday without naming the country. (AP)
Updated on Jun 28, 2022 01:11 AM IST
By, New Delhi/beijing
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