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>> The US Air Force says it carried out training over the South China Sea this week. It comes at a tense time between China and nearby Taiwan. The Air Force announced the exercises on Friday. It said B-52 bombers took off from Guam, flying by the South China Sea before swinging back to Okinawa.
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While the Air Force says this was a routine mission, both Taiwanese and Chinese media didn't seem to think so. In Taiwan there is speculation the exercise may be a warning to China. Beijing has been giving warnings to Taiwan to toe the line and has been flying military aircrafts around the island.
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China claims Taiwan as its own territory and hasn't ruled out bringing it under control by force. However, Beijing fears the current president in Taiwan, Tsai Ing-wen, may push for the island's formal independence. Meanwhile, China's main state-run tabloid, the Global Times, had sharp words in a Friday editorial saying, quote, the US cannot prevent the mainland exerting pressure on Taiwan.
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And that Chinese planes will, quote, fly closer and closer to Taiwan and in the end, fly above the island.