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Chinese air force incursion of Taiwan not conducive to peace, UK PM says – Metro US

Chinese air force incursion of Taiwan not conducive to peace, UK PM says

British PM Johnson walks outside Downing Street in London
British PM Johnson walks outside Downing Street in London

LONDON (Reuters) – An incursion of Taiwan’s air defence zone by China’s air force is not conducive to peace and stability in the region, British Prime Minister Boris Johnson said on Wednesday.

“The Chinese military flights that have taken place near Taiwan in recent days … are not conducive for peace and stability in the region,” he told parliament. “And what we need is a peace treaty and constructive dialogues by people on both sides of the Taiwan Strait.”

Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, has complained for more than a year of repeated missions by China’s air force. It reported the largest incursion since October on Sunday.

(Reporting by William James; writing by Kate Holton; editing by Guy Faulconbridge)

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