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Dalai Lama was asked if he wants to visit Taiwan. Here's his answer

Notably, China claims the democratic island of Taiwan as its own territory and says it should be taken by force if necessary. Taiwan resists, saying it is an independent country and will defend its freedoms and democracy in the face of China's aggression.
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama (File Photo / REUTERS)
Tibetan spiritual leader Dalai Lama (File Photo / REUTERS)
Updated on Nov 10, 2021 06:12 PM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose | Edited by Amit Chaturvedi, Hindustan Times, New Delhi

Taiwan says 16 Chinese warplanes enter air defense zone

It is one of the largest Chinese incursions into Taiwan's Air Defense Identification Zone (ADIZ) since early October, coming right after an EU delegation visited Taipei to work on building ties.
The number of aircraft sent into the ADIZ is one of the largest since early October. (Yang Pan/Xinhua/picture alliance)
The number of aircraft sent into the ADIZ is one of the largest since early October. (Yang Pan/Xinhua/picture alliance)
Published on Nov 07, 2021 01:44 PM IST
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'No room for compromise': China tells US to act with caution over Taiwan

Authoritarian China regards self-ruled Taiwan as its own territory and has vowed to one day seize the island, by force if needed. Beijing's saber-rattling has ramped up in recent years, exacerbating fears the island of 23 million people could become a major global flashpoint.
Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States would defend Taiwan if the island were attacked by China. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Joe Biden said on Thursday that the United States would defend Taiwan if the island were attacked by China. (File Photo / REUTERS)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 01:41 PM IST
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China steps up psychological pressure on Taiwan with 'grey zone' jet incursions

The sudden spike in Chinese warplanes crossing into the island's air defence identification zone (ADIZ) has focused attention on Taiwan, fuelling concerns it could become a global flashpoint.
This file handout picture taken and released by Taiwan's Defence Ministry shows a Taiwan F-16 fighter (L) jet monitoring one of two Chinese H-6 bombers that flew over the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan and the Miyako Strait near Japan's Okinawa Island. (File Photo / AFP)
This file handout picture taken and released by Taiwan's Defence Ministry shows a Taiwan F-16 fighter (L) jet monitoring one of two Chinese H-6 bombers that flew over the Bashi Channel south of Taiwan and the Miyako Strait near Japan's Okinawa Island. (File Photo / AFP)
Published on Oct 22, 2021 11:28 AM IST
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Amid concerns over Chinese ‘invasion’, Taiwan seeks to avoid armed confrontation

China claims the democratic island of Taiwan as its own territory and says it should be taken by force if necessary. Taiwan resists, saying it is an independent country and will defend its freedoms and democracy in the face of China's aggression.
Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration. (REUTERS)
Chinese and Taiwanese national flags are displayed alongside a military airplane in this illustration. (REUTERS)
Updated on Oct 08, 2021 07:45 AM IST
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Written by Joydeep Bose, Hindustan Times, New Delhi
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