UPDATE 1-China says Taiwan courting 'disaster' after pre-election comment on independence

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UPDATE 1-China says Taiwan courting 'disaster' after pre-election comment on independenceThe Chinese government warned self-ruled Taiwan on Thursday that it was courting “disaster”, after the running mate for President Tsai Ing-wen in January elections said he was working toward the island’s independence, a red line for Beijing. Tsai chose former premier William Lai as her vice-presidential candidate on Sunday, the same day China sailed an aircraft carrier group through the sensitive Taiwan Strait, a move Taipei denounced as attempted intimidation.