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<p>Soldiers drive their military vehicles past Taiwan flags during an army exercise in Hsinchu, central Taiwan January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

Soldiers drive their military vehicles past Taiwan flags during an army exercise in Hsinchu, central Taiwan January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Soldiers drive their military vehicles past Taiwan flags during an army exercise in Hsinchu, central Taiwan January 27, 2010. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>Taiwanese soldiers performs a drill with a 155mm howitzer during the annual Han Kuang No. 22 Military Exercise in Matsu island July 19,2006. REUTERS/Jameson Wu </p>

Taiwanese soldiers performs a drill with a 155mm howitzer during the annual Han Kuang No. 22 Military Exercise in Matsu island July 19,2006. REUTERS/Jameson Wu

Taiwanese soldiers performs a drill with a 155mm howitzer during the annual Han Kuang No. 22 Military Exercise in Matsu island July 19,2006. REUTERS/Jameson Wu

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<p>A PGG-606 (R) releases depth charges during a model units tour to the Navy's 124th fleet Lafayette frigate organised by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, in Kaohsiung, August 28, 2008.  REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

A PGG-606 (R) releases depth charges during a model units tour to the Navy's 124th fleet Lafayette frigate organised by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, in Kaohsiung, August 28, 2008. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

A PGG-606 (R) releases depth charges during a model units tour to the Navy's 124th fleet Lafayette frigate organised by the Taiwan Ministry of National Defense, in Kaohsiung, August 28, 2008. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>Taiwanese marines practise an amphibious landing during a military drill on the island's northern coast, August 17, 2005. The exercise was part of regular military drills to boost Taiwan's defences against political rival China. REUTERS/Stringer </p>

Taiwanese marines practise an amphibious landing during a military drill on the island's northern coast, August 17, 2005. The exercise was part of regular military drills to boost Taiwan's defences against political rival China. REUTERS/Stringer more

Taiwanese marines practise an amphibious landing during a military drill on the island's northern coast, August 17, 2005. The exercise was part of regular military drills to boost Taiwan's defences against political rival China. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Activists from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party step on Chinese national flags while protesting against the Taiwan and China cross strait talks in Taichung December 21, 2009.  REUTERS/Pichi Chuang </p>

Activists from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party step on Chinese national flags while protesting against the Taiwan and China cross strait talks in Taichung December 21, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

Activists from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party step on Chinese national flags while protesting against the Taiwan and China cross strait talks in Taichung December 21, 2009. REUTERS/Pichi Chuang

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<p>Protesters from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party hold a banner during march against the Taiwan and China cross strait talks in Taichung December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh </p>

Protesters from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party hold a banner during march against the Taiwan and China cross strait talks in Taichung December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Protesters from the opposition Democratic Progressive Party hold a banner during march against the Taiwan and China cross strait talks in Taichung December 20, 2009. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>Chinese soldiers take an oath in front of a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) flag in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, June 29, 2005. REUTERS/China Daily</p>

Chinese soldiers take an oath in front of a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) flag in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, June 29, 2005. REUTERS/China Daily

Chinese soldiers take an oath in front of a Chinese Communist Party (CCP) flag in Wuhan, central China's Hubei province, June 29, 2005. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>A U.S.-made AH-1W Cobra helicopter launches hellfire missiles during the annual Han Kuang No. 22 Military Exercise in Ilan county, 80km (49 miles) west of Taipei July 20, 2006. REUTERS/Richard Chung </p>

A U.S.-made AH-1W Cobra helicopter launches hellfire missiles during the annual Han Kuang No. 22 Military Exercise in Ilan county, 80km (49 miles) west of Taipei July 20, 2006. REUTERS/Richard Chung

A U.S.-made AH-1W Cobra helicopter launches hellfire missiles during the annual Han Kuang No. 22 Military Exercise in Ilan county, 80km (49 miles) west of Taipei July 20, 2006. REUTERS/Richard Chung

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<p>A Chinese Navy nuclear submarine takes part in an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy in Qingdao, Shandong province April 23, 2009. REUTERS/Guang Niu/Pool </p>

A Chinese Navy nuclear submarine takes part in an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy in Qingdao, Shandong province April 23, 2009. REUTERS/Guang Niu/Pool

A Chinese Navy nuclear submarine takes part in an international fleet review to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Liberation Army Navy in Qingdao, Shandong province April 23, 2009. REUTERS/Guang Niu/Pool

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<p>Chinese soldiers take part in a landing exercise during a military drill in the East China Sea opposite China's eastern Zhejiang Province July 28, 2004.  REUTERS/China Photos</p>

Chinese soldiers take part in a landing exercise during a military drill in the East China Sea opposite China's eastern Zhejiang Province July 28, 2004. REUTERS/China Photos

Chinese soldiers take part in a landing exercise during a military drill in the East China Sea opposite China's eastern Zhejiang Province July 28, 2004. REUTERS/China Photos

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<p>Soldiers from Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) special force take part in parade training on the outskirts of Beijing, August 2, 2009.  REUTERS/China Daily</p>

Soldiers from Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) special force take part in parade training on the outskirts of Beijing, August 2, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

Soldiers from Chinese People's Liberation Army (PLA) special force take part in parade training on the outskirts of Beijing, August 2, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>Surface-to-surface missiles are displayed in a parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing October 1, 2009.   REUTERS/Jason Lee </p>

Surface-to-surface missiles are displayed in a parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing October 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

Surface-to-surface missiles are displayed in a parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in Beijing October 1, 2009. REUTERS/Jason Lee

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<p>A Chinese warship fires missiles during a China-Russia joint military exercise off China's Shandong Peninsula August 23, 2005. REUTERS/China Newsphoto</p>

A Chinese warship fires missiles during a China-Russia joint military exercise off China's Shandong Peninsula August 23, 2005. REUTERS/China Newsphoto

A Chinese warship fires missiles during a China-Russia joint military exercise off China's Shandong Peninsula August 23, 2005. REUTERS/China Newsphoto

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<p>Tracked carriage motor howitzers take part in a military parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in central Beijing October 1, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily</p>

Tracked carriage motor howitzers take part in a military parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in central Beijing October 1, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

Tracked carriage motor howitzers take part in a military parade to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the founding of the People's Republic of China, in central Beijing October 1, 2009. REUTERS/China Daily

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<p>Soldiers march past La Fayette class frigates during a navy exercise in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan January 26, 2010. The U.S. and China are currently at odds over an arms sales to Taiwan, according to local media.  REUTERS/Nicky Loh</p>

Soldiers march past La Fayette class frigates during a navy exercise in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan January 26, 2010. The U.S. and China are currently at odds over an arms sales to Taiwan, according to local media. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

Soldiers march past La Fayette class frigates during a navy exercise in Kaohsiung, southern Taiwan January 26, 2010. The U.S. and China are currently at odds over an arms sales to Taiwan, according to local media. REUTERS/Nicky Loh

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<p>Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against purchasing weapons from U.S. in front of Taiwan's leading opposition party's office in Taipei, December 29, 2006. REUTERS/Jameson Wu </p>

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against purchasing weapons from U.S. in front of Taiwan's leading opposition party's office in Taipei, December 29, 2006. REUTERS/Jameson Wu

Protesters shout slogans during a demonstration against purchasing weapons from U.S. in front of Taiwan's leading opposition party's office in Taipei, December 29, 2006. REUTERS/Jameson Wu

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<p>A Taiwan tank fires towards an "enemy" position during the annual Han Kuang military exercise at Hukou in Hsinchu County about 50 km (30 miles) south of the capital Taipei May 17, 2007. Taiwan staged a series of live-fire military exercises aimed at demonstrating how the island's armed forces would fight off an attack from arch rival China, the Defence Ministry said.  REUTERS/Stringer </p>

A Taiwan tank fires towards an "enemy" position during the annual Han Kuang military exercise at Hukou in Hsinchu County about 50 km (30 miles) south of the capital Taipei May 17, 2007. Taiwan staged a series of live-fire military exercises aimed at...more

A Taiwan tank fires towards an "enemy" position during the annual Han Kuang military exercise at Hukou in Hsinchu County about 50 km (30 miles) south of the capital Taipei May 17, 2007. Taiwan staged a series of live-fire military exercises aimed at demonstrating how the island's armed forces would fight off an attack from arch rival China, the Defence Ministry said. REUTERS/Stringer

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<p>Taiwan soldiers are on duty at Wanli army base in northern Taiwan October 22, 2004, where the military has deployed eight Patriot Advanced Capability-2 anti-missile launchers. REUTERS/Richard Chung  </p>

Taiwan soldiers are on duty at Wanli army base in northern Taiwan October 22, 2004, where the military has deployed eight Patriot Advanced Capability-2 anti-missile launchers. REUTERS/Richard Chung

Taiwan soldiers are on duty at Wanli army base in northern Taiwan October 22, 2004, where the military has deployed eight Patriot Advanced Capability-2 anti-missile launchers. REUTERS/Richard Chung

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<p>Taiwan military helicopters fly over Hukou in Hsinchu County during the annual Han Kuang military exercise, about 50 km (30 miles) south of the capital Taipei May 17, 2007.  REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV  </p>

Taiwan military helicopters fly over Hukou in Hsinchu County during the annual Han Kuang military exercise, about 50 km (30 miles) south of the capital Taipei May 17, 2007. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

Taiwan military helicopters fly over Hukou in Hsinchu County during the annual Han Kuang military exercise, about 50 km (30 miles) south of the capital Taipei May 17, 2007. REUTERS/Claro Cortes IV

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