TAIWAN TENSIONS – Taiwan accuses China of ‘blocking’ it with its military maneuvers

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Taiwan’s Defense Ministry accused China of “seriously violating” its “rights and territorial sovereignty” Wednesday with military maneuvers it announced for this week in waters near the island, amounting to an “air and sea blockade.”

“We strongly condemn the military exercises,” Yu Jian-chang, the Defense Ministry’s Law, Judicial Affairs deputy director, told Taiwanese state news agency CNA.