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Chinese carrier sails through Taiwan Strait hours before Biden-Xi call

Business Standard | 18/03/2022 06:03 PM | Click to read full article

A Chinese aircraft carrier sailed through the sensitive Taiwan Strait on Friday, Taiwan's Defence Ministry said, just hours before the Chinese and U.S. presidents were due to talk.

China claims democratically ruled Taiwan as its own territory and has over the past two years stepped up its military activity near the island to assert its sovereignty claims, alarming Taipei and Washington.