Taiwan president: China's 'strong rise' is greatest challenge

KAOHSIUNG — President Lai Ching-te warned cadets of Taiwan’s military academy on Sunday that their biggest challenge was “the strong rise of China”, which he said regards the “elimination” of the self-ruled island as a national cause. China claims democratic Taiwan as part of its territory, and Chinese leaders have escalated their rhetoric in recent years to suggest “unification” is an “inevitability”. Beijing has also stepped up military pressures, most recently launching war games that encircled the island with warplanes and naval vessels days after Lai was sworn into office last month. READ: Taiwan president vows to remember China’s Tiananmen […]...Keep on reading: Taiwan president: China's 'strong rise' is greatest challenge

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