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The misfiring of a missile by Taiwan's Navy seems to be showing that President Tsai Ing-wen is speeding up the island's military preparation for battle against China, a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organ claimed Saturday.
 
The misfiring of a missile by Taiwan's Navy seems to be showing that President Tsai Ing-wen is speeding up the island's military preparation for battle against China, a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) organ claimed Saturday.
 
Taiwan's Mainland Affairs Council (MAC, 行政院大陸委員會), responding to Taiwan's Navy's accidental launching of a missile, notified mainland China's Taiwan Affairs Office (TAO, 國台辦) of the mishap on Friday.
 
Analysts said the apparently misfire of on a supersonic "aircraft carrier killer" missile by Taiwan toward China on Friday drew attention to how damaging the freeze in cross-strait communications could prove.
 
When asked by reporters how she plans to handle issues concerning relations between Taiwan and China, Taiwan's new President Tsai Ing-wen said that the joint effort of countries in the region can help maintain peace in the Taiwan Strait.
 
Interactions between Taiwan and China have not been completely cut off, and the government is making efforts to reach out to China, Premier Lin Chuan said Tuesday.
 
The legislative caucus of Taiwan's ruling Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) reacted angrily Sunday to China's suspension of official communications with Taiwan, saying that forcing Taiwanese to accept its version of the "1992 Consensus" is tantamount to "blackmail and coercion."
 
Beijing said Saturday it had cut off contact with the main Taiwan liaison body because of President Tsai Ing-wen's refusal to endorse the concept of a single Chinese nation, ratcheting up pressure on the new Taiwanese leader.
 
Beijing said Saturday it had cut off contact with the main Taiwan liaison body because of President Tsai Ing-wen's refusal to endorse the concept of a single Chinese nation, ratcheting up pressure on the new Taiwanese leader.
 
Taiwan cannot budge on matters of judicial jurisdiction and a tough approach by any one side will only hurt the feelings of peoples on both sides of the Taiwan Strait, the Presidential Office spokesman said Tuesday.
 
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