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US, Taiwan conclude high-level security talks amid growing China tensions

The US Navy's USS Kidd (background) and a US Coast Guard vessel transiting through the Taiwan Strait on Aug 27, 2021. PHOTO: REUTERS
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TAIPEI - The United States and Taiwan have concluded their annual high-level security talks, which came on the heels of growing concerns in Washington about China's recent remarks that the Taiwan Strait is not international waters.

The three-day talks in Washington, DC, that ended on Thursday (June 23), Singapore time, also took place as Taiwan scrambled jets to warn away 29 Chinese aircraft that entered the south-western part of its air defence identification zone on Tuesday.

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