China’s Taiwan aggression triggers fears of wider security crisis in Asia
07 August 2022 | 2:00 pm
China's military drills in the waters around Taiwan are prompting regional powers such as Japan to rethink defense strategies. Could East Asia be on the brink of an arms race?
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