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Taiwanese line up to learn self-defense after Russia’s Ukraine invasion

Russia's war in Ukraine is raising concerns in Taiwan that China could carry out a similar invasion of the island. Many ordinary people are signing up for self-defense courses to ensure they are prepared.

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