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Taiwan ‘determined’ to protect itself against Chinese threats: defence ministry

Taiwan’s military on Tuesday said it was “determined, capable and confident” it could protect the island against increased threats by China over a potential visit to the island by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi.

“We are meticulously preparing various plans and appropriate troops will be dispatched to respond in accordance with the regulations of emergency situation responses and the threat posed by the enemy,” Taipei’s defence ministry said in a statement.

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