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China-Taiwan tensions: DW’s Richard Walker on Kinmen Island

By DW
11 September 2022   |   10:40 am
Just 5 km from China's coastline, the sheer scale of the threat Beijing poses to the self-ruling island can be sensed. DW reports from the region amid rising tensions and military maneuvers

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