Taiwan won’t be forced to bow to China, president says

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By Ben Blanchard and Yimou Lee TAIPEI (Reuters) -Taiwan will keep bolstering its defences to ensure nobody can force the island to accept the path China has laid down that offers neither freedom nor democracy, President Tsai Ing-wen said on Sunday, in a strong riposte to Beijing. Claimed by China as its own territory, Taiwan has come under growing military and political pressure to accept Beijing’s rule, including repeated Chinese air force missions in Taiwan’s air defence identification zone, to international concern. Chinese President Xi Jinping vowed on Saturday to realise “peaceful reunifi…

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