China warns Taiwan firms against ‘backing independence’


China has warned Taiwanese firms against supporting the island’s independence, hours after state media said a Taiwanese conglomerate was fined by mainland regulators as tensions flare between Taipei and Beijing. It has intensified military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan since President Tsai Ing-wen’s 2016 election, as she sees the island as “already independent” and not part of its “one China”.

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