8/19, 9:51 AM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China's actions around Taiwan increase risk - US

US Air Force Secretary Frank Kendall stated on Friday that China's actions around Taiwan raise the risk of a confrontation.

Speaking with reporters, the secretary added that he expects China's behavior to return to the established standards while stressing that he is worried about China's military modernization programs and military conduct in the Indo-Pacific.

The remarks came after Taiwan's Ministry of Defense stated it had noticed 51 Chinese aircraft and six ships near Taiwan. Meanwhile, China's Commerce Ministry said the country "resolutely opposes" the trade negotiations between the United States and Taiwan.

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