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    Taiwan thanks US for maintaining security in Strait and region

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    At a rally this Saturday in southern Taiwan for local elections that are scheduled for late November for Taiwan’s president (Image: REUTERS/Maxim Shemetov)

    The Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Taiwan expressed “sincere gratitude” this Saturday to the United States for having taken “concrete actions” to maintain security and peace in the Taiwan Strait and region.

    US Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell said on Friday that China “overreacted” in response to the visit by the president of the Indo-Pacific. Chamber of Deputies From USA, Nancy Pelosito Taiwan, an event that unleashed days of tension around the island that China sees as its own territory.

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    The country’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement on Saturday that China’s “unprovoked military and economic intimidation” had “further strengthened the unity and resilience of the global democratic camp”.

    At a rally on Saturday in southern Taiwan for local elections scheduled for late November, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said he was not only facing rival candidates, “but also pressure from China.”

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    “Taiwanese are very enthusiastic and love freedom and democracy, so many good international friends came to Taiwan to support us. This is normal and good, but China threatens and intimidates Taiwan,” she said.

    China continues its military activity near Taiwan, albeit on a much smaller scale compared to last week.

    Taiwan’s Defense Ministry said on Saturday 13 Chinese air force planes crossed the median line of the Taiwan Strait, which acts as an unofficial barrier between the two sides in normal times.

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