US Postpones Missile Tests to Lower Tensions with China on Taiwan

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WHITE HOUSE/TAIPEI – The White House announced a series of steps aimed to defend a “free and open Indo-Pacific” following Chinese firing of at least 11 ballistic missiles into waters encircling Taiwan on Thursday, a day after U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi wrapped up a visit to the island that enraged Beijing.

“China has chosen to overreact and use the speaker’s visit as a pretext to increase provocative militar

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