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How China could hit back over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit

Bloomberg
Wed, 03 Aug 2022

How China could hit back over Nancy Pelosi’s Taiwan visit
Diners in a Taipei restaurant watch coverage of US Speaker Nancy Pelosi's arrival in Taiwan last night. (Image: Getty)
Bloomberg
Wed, 03 Aug 2022
by Rebecca Choong Wilkins and Colum MurphyPresident Xi Jinping told US leader Joe Biden during a phone call last week that “whoever plays with fire will get burnt” in reference to Taiwan, which China regards as its territory. Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian then said Monday the People’s Liberation Army “won’t sit idly by” if Pelosi becomes the highest-ranking American official to visit Taiwan in 25 years.Neither Xi nor Biden have an interest in triggering a conflict that could do even more economic dam...

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