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Chinese aircraft cross Taiwan Strait median line prompting response from Taiwan's military
In this issue: Chinese jets crossed into Taiwan Strait, prompting Taiwan's defense response; India orders all coal plants to run at full capacity during summer
Nine Chinese aircraft crossed the median line in the Taiwan Strait on Friday during combat readiness drills, prompting Taiwan's defense ministry to scramble jets and ships in response. Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen is currently visiting the US, and Beijing has threatened "resolute countermeasures" if her scheduled meeting with US House Speaker Kevin McCarthy on Wednesday takes place. Taiwan's defense ministry condemned the incident and said China's "irrational actions" deliberately created tension and undermined peace, stability, regional security, and economic development. The White House has urged Beijing not to overreact, stating that President Tsai's trip is consistent with the One China policy.
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ASSOCIATED PRESS — As summer looms, India orders coal power plants to max out
India has ordered all coal and oil-fired generators to run at full capacity for the entire summer, from April through June. The order is expected to increase India's greenhouse gas emissions, which are already high. The order is due to the need to ensure regular electricity supply to avoid power cuts, which have negatively affected businesses such as Mathurapur Sanghati Swayamber Sangha, a group of seamstresses that struggled to get orders out during last year's summer when they lost power almost daily. Climate change has made cooling systems more urgent, and the government's decision to keep coal plants running is seen as aggravating climate change. While India has hundreds of coal-fired plants and mines and relies on coal for about 70% of its electricity, it currently meets only about 10% of its power need with renewable energy. To transition to clean energy, India needs international climate finance, energy storage, and a parallel plan to phase down coal-fired power.
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