At least 20 million people were under full lockdown as recently as last week, and many more cities across the country have been subjected to partial lockdowns and mass testing.
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Beijing’s anti-democratic authoritarianism has only solidified the island’s identity, turning the Taiwan Strait into one of Asia’s biggest potential flashpoints.
The island nation is going to great lengths to keep water flowing to its all-important semiconductor industry, including shutting off irrigation to legions of rice growers.
Some family members said they did not want to assign responsibility for the disaster before the government had finished its investigation.
The Beijing-friendly party, which long held an iron grip on the island, is struggling to stay relevant at a time when many residents are wary of China’s ambitions.
As concerns grow about China’s increasingly aggressive behavior on the global stage, Biden will face pressure from Democrats and Republicans to strengthen ties with Taiwan.
The group's leader acknowledged the shared suffering of Americans and Koreans during a recent ceremony commemorating the war.