Taiwan accuses China of simulating attacks as relations sour

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Taiwan accused the Chinese army of simulating an attack on its main island on Saturday, as Beijing doubled down on its retaliation for US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taipei after announcing a suspension of cooperation with Washington on key issues. Relations between the two superpowers have nosedived in the wake of Pelosi’s trip to China’s self-ruled neighbour – which it claims as its territory – prompting calls from the UN for an urgent de-escalation of tensions. And Friday saw the environment become the latest victim of the geopolitical jousting, as Beijing said it would withdraw f…

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