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  • Comments follow US president’s meeting with Japanese leader, where they unveiled a series of deals to strengthen military and economic ties to counter China
  • Foreign ministry spokeswoman says Beijing is ‘strongly dissatisfied’ and accuses Tokyo and Washington of interfering in China’s internal affairs
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Joe Biden accused of prioritising ‘a short term-thaw’ with Beijing’s leaders at expense of ‘a long-term victory over their malevolent strategy’.

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‘Foreign interference’ cannot stop historic trend of ‘family reunion’, Xi Jinping says, as Ma Ying-jeou becomes first serving or former Taiwan president to meet top leadership on the mainland.

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Kurt Campbell, No 2 at US State Department, echoes Beijing’s language of ‘red line’ and ‘core interest’ to mark out Washington’s strategic interest.

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Activists slam President Marcos Jnr for allowing the US to use Philippine military facilities, and call for a ‘demilitarised zone’ for local fishermen to fish peacefully.

Some 88 per cent of respondents also say North Korea is a cause for concern, while 89 per cent identify Russia as a danger, according to the annual survey.

Taiwanese firm set to get US$6.6 billion in grants and as much as US$5 billion in loans to help build factories as Washington vies for chip prominence.

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Taiwan’s southern islands are less touristy and offer natural beauty, easily accessible snorkelling and diving, one of the world’s three saltwater hot springs and a laid-back atmosphere.

Mainland-friendly Taiwanese ex-president denies disputed Diaoyus are Japanese territory after being shown Ming-era manuscripts in ancient imperial city of Xian during ‘journey of peace’, Xinhua reports.

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Chinese and American officials hold ‘candid and constructive’ discussions on ‘safety-related events’ as maritime working group meets for the first time in more than two years.

US ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel said the move is not meant ‘for just one contingency,’ but ‘it’s built around the security in the Indo-Pacific’.

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Meeting in Hawaii on Wednesday and Thursday was first face-to-face consultation since Xi Jinping and Joe Biden agreed to resume military dialogue in November.

From Taipei rebuffing Beijing’s aid after earthquake to a Singaporean influencer becoming a grandmother at 34, here are a few highlights from SCMP’s recent reporting.

Intel chief executive Patrick Gelsinger discusses developments in the technology industry, implications of geopolitical conflicts on global trade, and leadership lessons learned.

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Lai visited Hualien, the worst affected area, and urged rescue teams to ‘make the most of every minute’ as hundreds of people remain trapped in collapsed buildings.

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