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Chinese missile tests off Taiwan

Title
Chinese missile tests off Taiwan
Genre
News report
TX Date
9 Mar 1996
Year of production
1996
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Duration
00:03:38
Description
Tension is increasing in the Far East, as China has test fired three missiles which landed in the sea near the island of Taiwan. Taiwan’s defence minister has threatened retaliation if China violated its territorial waters. A run on the banks, a shortage of US dollars but a rally on the Taipei stock market are just a few of the consequences of China’s testing actions. Graham Leach asked James King, Taiwan correspondent in Taipei, whether the threat of retaliation could be taken seriously.
Contributors
Graham Leach; James King
Keywords
China; International relations; Weapons; Missiles; Stock exchanges; Taiwan; Weapons testing

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