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China drops word 'peaceful' in latest push for Taiwan 'reunification'

Reuters

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Chinese Premier Li Keqiang left out the word "peaceful" on Friday in referring to Beijing's desire to "reunify" with Chinese-claimed Taiwan, an apparent policy shift that comes as ties with Taipei continue on a downward spiral.

Taiwan has complained of increased Chinese military harassment since the Covid-19 pandemic began, with fighter jets and naval vessels regularly approaching the island on drills China has described as routine.

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