Taiwan urges China to show restraint amid military tensions

Krach is in Taiwan on Thursday for the second visit by a high-level American official in two months, prompting a stern warning and threat of possible retaliation from China. (Pool Photo via AP Photo)

's presidential office urged on Friday to exercise restraint, saying its recent aggressive behaviour in the Taiwan Strait and surrounding region did not help its international image.

Presidential office spokesman told reporters that Taiwan's armed forces had a good grasp of the situation, and urged people not to be alarmed.

Taiwan scrambled fighter jets on Friday as multiple Chinese aircraft approached the island during Chinese military exercises.

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