China says drills near Taiwan target 'arrogance' of separatists

China has stated that its recent drills near Taiwan are aimed at combating separatist forces, while Taiwan's frontrunner for the presidency has accused China of trying to annex the island. Taiwan has reported increased military activities by China, which has raised concerns of accidental clashes. China's Taiwan Affairs Office spokesperson said the drills were aimed at combatting Taiwan independence forces.

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