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Biden ‘concerned’ at scale of China’s extended Taiwan military drills

9 4 25

UNITED STATES — US President Joe Biden voiced his concern Monday over China’s extension of military drills around Taiwan, but added that he did not expect the tense situation to escalate further.

Biden spoke to reporters after Beijing said it carried out fresh military drills around the self-ruled island on Monday, defying calls to end days of exercises in the wake of a visit by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

The military exercises, China’s largest-ever, had been expected to draw to a close on Sunday.

“I’m not worried, but I’m concerned they’re moving as much as they are. But I don’t think they’re going to do anything more than they are,” Biden told reporters at Dover Air Force Base.

Pelosi’s trip to Taiwan last week — the highest-ranking visit by a US official in decades — enraged Beijing,........

© The Times of Israel

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