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China has stepped up efforts to infiltrate Taiwan - president

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China has stepped up efforts to infiltrate Taiwan - president
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen speaks before Hai-an No. 10 maritime exercises simulating fending off terror attacks and invasion at Taipei Port, New Taipei City, Taiwan May 4, 2019. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu   -   Copyright  TYRONE SIU(Reuters)
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TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen said on Friday that China has stepped up its efforts to infiltrate and gain influence on the island.

Tsai, speaking to reporters after a national security meeting, said Taiwan would deter military aggression in the Taiwan strait.

The U.S. House of Representatives this week unanimously backed legislation supporting Taiwan as members of the U.S. Congress push for a sharper approach to relations with Beijing.

(Reporting by Yimou Lee; writing by Farah Master; editing by Darren Schuettler)

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