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Taiwan tensions

China cranks up 'gray zone' incursions, Taiwan warns

Beijing has created 'new normal' of intimidation, defense report says

A J-15 Chinese fighter jet takes off from the aircraft carrier Shandong during military exercises around Taiwan on April 9.   © Xinhua/AP

TAIPEI -- China is cranking up "gray zone" harassment and incursions to challenge Taiwanese sovereignty, Taiwan's new defense report warns.

According to the Ministry of Defense's report released on Tuesday, China has become even more aggressive by seeking to establish a "new normal" and is conducting gray zone activities -- those harmful to another state but below the threshold of war.

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