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Taiwan's military honor guard performs during National Day celebrations. The military honor guard performs during National Day celebrations in front of the Presidential Building in Taipei, Taiwan, Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021 (AP photo by Chiang Ying-ying).

The Risk of War Between China and Taiwan Is Growing

Wednesday, Oct. 13, 2021

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Speaking Sunday at the celebrations of Taiwan’s National Day, President Tsai Ing-wen vowed to resist annexation by China. “We hope for an easing of cross-strait relations and will not act rashly, but there should be absolutely no illusions that the Taiwanese people will bow to pressure,” said Tsai, whose speech was followed by a rare display of Taiwan’s defense capabilities, including indigenously produced missiles and armored vehicles. ...

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