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China-US tension: spat escalates after Blinken calls for UN support of Taiwan | Source: SCMP

The row between China and the United States over Taiwan is escalating, with the top US diplomat calling for UN member states to support the island taking part in international bodies. Beijing regards Taiwan as a breakaway province and has vowed to bring the island under its control, by force if necessary. It recently sent a record number of military aircraft to the island’s air defence identification zone, but Chinese President Xi Jinping has said peaceful “reunification” remains in China’s interest.

Source: SCMP


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