With 5 Missiles, China Sends Stark Signal to Japan and U.S. on Taiwan

Posted on AllSides August 4th, 2022
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Eastern Theatre Command, via Reuters

North Korea has for years lobbed missiles into Japan’s waters without great incident. But for an increasingly powerful and aggressive China to do the same — as it did Thursday as a part of military exercises — has sharply raised concerns in political and security circles from Tokyo to Washington.

Beijing’s firing of five missiles into Japanese waters to the east of Taiwan has sent a warning to both the United States and Japan about coming to the aid of Taiwan in the event of a conflict there, analysts said....

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