China warns Taiwan over closer ties to U.S.

  China reaffirmed its threats to Taiwan from December where they were observed constructing replicas of key Taiwanese government buildings for special forces training. Taiwanese media has reported an increase in the amount of military air exercises testing Taiwan’s defence infrastructure. China has continued its aggressive policy towards Taiwan and regards it as a rebellious province to be reclaimed by military force if necessary. This aggressive stance has lead to continued deterioration of relations between Taiwan and China. This has also put the U.S. administration in an awkward situation as it has chosen to pursue stronger relations with Taiwan against the wishes of Beijing. It[…]

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Serbian train graffiti: “Kosovo is Serbia” provokes military involvement

Key details: 16/01/2017 from Hong Kong Assessment: Since the declaration of independence in Kosovo in 2008, its relations with Serbia have continued to be tense. The news is mainly about a passenger train from Serbia to Kosovo, which has been reopened since 2008 and has been refused entry into Kosovo because of the body’s “Kosovo is Serbia” sentence that was written in different languages. This incident led to the continuation of the Kosovar dispute over the sovereignty of the Serbian side that Kosovo repatriation of the train acts provocative, and have the intention to provoke the war. But Kosovo also considers the behaviour of the[…]

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