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China pushing military agenda behind economic exchanges: Defense ministry

10/11/2023 08:35 PM
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China is attempting to erode the United States' status as the world's leading military power and largest economy by pushing "militarily-motivated" regional economic cooperation around the world, as evidenced by its plan to set up a military base in the Solomon Islands, which seeks to expand its power projection past the Second Island Chain, according to Taiwan's Ministry of National Defense (MND).

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