China’s angry response to Taiwan official’s stopovers in US show relations between Beijing and Taipei are at an all-time low, but how did we get here?
China has launched military drills around Taiwan in what its described as a “stern warning” to so-called separatist forces on the self-governed island.
This tension between China and Taiwan on Saturday comes a day after Taiwan’s Vice President William Lai returned to Taipei after making two stopovers in the United States as part of a trip to Paraguay.
Lai’s transits through the US have angered Beijing who considers Taiwan to be a breakaway territory and Lai a “troublemaker” in collusion with Washington to push separatism on the democratically-run island.
Source : Aljazeera