Taiwan says won’t allow ‘repeated provocations’ from China, ahead of reported McCarthy meeting

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TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan will not allow “repeated provocations” from China, the island’s defence minister said on Tuesday, when asked about Beijing’s possible reaction to a reported meeting between Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and U.S. House Speaker Kevin McCarthy. Tsai plans to meet McCarthy in the United States in coming weeks, two sources told Reuters on Monday, a move that could replace the Republican speaker’s anticipated but sensitive trip to the democratically governed island claimed by China. China staged war games around Taiwan last August after a visit to Taipei by then U.S. House S…

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