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Taiwan Shoots Down Drone, Showing Risk of Escalation With China

  • ‘Gray zone’ tactics prompt response from Taiwanese military
  • China has stepped up incursions since Nancy Pelosi’s visit
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Taiwan downed a civilian drone after weeks of complaints about incursions by unmanned aerial vehicles from China, a sign Taipei is pushing back against Beijing’s efforts to encroach on its territory.

Taiwanese troops shot the drone down near Kinmen Island around noon Thursday after attempts to repel it failed, according to a statement from the garrison on the Taipei-held outpost just off China.