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  1. US unveils de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

    U.S. shows new de facto embassy in Taiwan amid China tensions

    The United States unveiled a new $256 million representative office in Taiwan’s capital on Tuesday, a de facto embassy that underscores Washington’s strategic ties with the democratic, self-ruled island as it faces escalating tensions with China.

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  1. U.S. weighs warship passage through Taiwan Strait

    The United States is considering sending a warship through the Taiwan Strait, U.S. officials say, in a move that could provoke a sharp reaction from Beijing at a time when Sino-U.S. ties are under pressure from trade disputes and the North Korean nuclear crisis.

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    A U.S. warship passage, should it happen, could be seen in Taiwan as a fresh sign of support by President Donald Trump after a series of Chinese military drills around the self-ruled island.
  2. China installs cruise missiles on South China Sea outposts

    China has installed anti-ship cruise missiles and surface-to-air missile systems on three of its outposts in the South China Sea, U.S. news network CNBC reported on Wednesday, citing sources with direct knowledge of U.S. intelligence reports.

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    Would mark the first Chinese missile deployments in the Spratly Islands
  3. Kim Jong-un to meet Moon Jae-in at Korean border for summit

    South Korean President Moon Jae-in will greet North Korean leader Kim Jong Un on Friday as the latter crosses a military demarcation line to enter the South for the first summit between the two sides in more than a decade, South Korea said.

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    South Korea's Moon to meet North Korea's Kim at border for summit