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China Flies 18 Warplanes Near Taiwan During US Envoys Visit

TAIPEI, Taiwan—Chinas military sent 18 planes including fighter jets over the Taiwan Strait in an unusually large show of force Friday as a U.S. envoy held a day of closed-door meetings on the self-governing island claimed by China. Under Secretary of State Keith Krach, who handles the economic growth, energy, and environment portfolio, held talks with Taiwan's minister of economic affairs and vice-premier. He also met with business leaders over lunch and was to dine with President Tsai Ing-wen later Friday. In response to Krach's visit, the Eastern Theater Command of the Chinese Peoples Liberation Army held combat exercises near the Taiwan Strait, in at least the seRead More From Source

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