China completed three days of military exercises around self-ruled Taiwan on Monday that saw it simulate targeted strikes and practise a blockade of the island.
Canadian lawmakers have historically visited Taiwan two times a year, only to hit a pause during the pandemic, says parliamentary trade committee.
The measures, which come amid cratering ties between China and the US, are the latest in a promised series of steps intended to hit back at the US for allowing House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.
Beijing has been "surprised" by the poor performance of Russian military forces as well as the tough resistance coming from the entire Ukrainian society, CIA head Bill Burns says.
Hundreds of Taiwanese people have been extradited from various countries to China instead of Taiwan, according to rights group Safeguard Defenders.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson Wang Wenbin reasserted China’s longstanding claim that the island is indivisible from the mainland at a daily briefing after Biden made his comment a day before.
President Xi's statement came after Chinese air force mounted four straight days of incursions into Taiwan's air defence identification zone from October 1, involving close to 150 aircraft, though those missions have since ended.
The People’s Liberation Army flew 25 fighter jets on Friday into the island's air defence zone in the first manoeuvre and then sent additional 13 planes the same night, according to the Taiwan Defence Ministry.
Taipei says it has sent six warships and eight air force aircraft to "stand guard" and monitor the Chinese ships that passed the island on their way to drills in the South China Sea.
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