Taiwan likens China to North Korea

Beijing’s missile tests are “arbitrary” and “threatening,” Taipei claims

Taiwan accused China on Thursday of “following the example of North Korea” by firing ballistic missiles near the territory of other countries. Earlier, Japan said that a number of Chinese missiles splashed down in its exclusive economic zone.

Beijing announced on Thursday afternoon that it had fired several long-range weapons into the eastern part of the Taiwan Strait, with Chinese media outlets reporting that Dongfeng DF-17 hypersonic missiles may have been used in the exercise. Taiwan said that the projectiles, 11 in total, landed to the northeast and southeast of the island, while Japan claimed that five of these missiles landed in its exclusive economic zone, which overlaps with China’s maritime zone close to Taiwan.

The Chinese missile launches threatened “Taiwan’s national security, raising regional tensions, and affecting normal international…


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