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France slams China's attempts to 'break the status quo' on Taiwan

Foreign minister Le Drian keen to deepen trade ties with Taipei

French Foreign Minister Jean-Yves Le Drian speaks in Paris on Jan. 28.   © Reuters

PARIS -- France's foreign minister believes security in the Taiwan Strait is essential for the security of the Indo-Pacific region, and said Paris is "very keen to act to prevent any conflict."

Jean-Yves Le Drian did not directly mention China in a written interview with Nikkei Asia, but his comments appeared to express concern about Beijing ramping up threats to Taiwan, such as by repeatedly flying military jets near the island.

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