Children play near a Taiwanese navy supply ship at a beach on Nangan, in the Matsu archipelago, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
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‘No place to hide’: tension highlights vulnerability of Taiwan’s front line
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Windswept Matsu islands, less than 10km from mainland China at the closest point, would likely be an early target if Beijing attacks.

Children play near a Taiwanese navy supply ship at a beach on Nangan, in the Matsu archipelago, on Tuesday. Photo: Reuters
‘No place to hide’: tension highlights vulnerability of Taiwan’s front line

Windswept Matsu islands, less than 10km from mainland China at the closest point, would likely be an early target if Beijing attacks.

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Negligible attention has been paid to the future of Taiwan’s people, companies or economy – all media focus is on the Sino-US geopolitical struggle. Beijing has long hoped Hong Kong’s ‘one country, two systems’ would provide a model for reunification with Taiwan, but after decades of efforts, this goal appears no closer.

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How Nancy Pelosi changed the Taiwan Strait status quo in Beijing’s favour
The Dalai Lama waves during a gathering in Leh, Ladakh on July 28. Beijing sees the exiled Tibetan spiritual leader as a separatist. Photo: AFP
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