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‘Liaoning’ and fleet pass through Strait

‘POINTLESS’:Such missions take at least two weeks to plan, meaning it was likely meant to mark the end of the CCP’s congress, not the US’ Taiwan Travel Act, one lawmaker said

By Sean Lin  /  Staff reporter

“All acts and tricks to separate the country are doomed to fail, and will be condemned by the people and punished by history,” Xi said in an address ending the congress.

Ties have turned frosty since President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) came to power in May 2016, as the government refuses to acknowledge that Taiwan is part of “one China.”

Tsai Ing-wen has warned against what she called China’s military expansion — the increase in air and naval drills around Taiwan since she took office.

The Liaoning — a second-hand Soviet-built ship — caused a stir in Taiwan when it first entered the Strait in January last year in what was seen as a show of strength by Beijing. It returned in January this year.

Additional reporting by AFP

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