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China urges US to end official interaction with Taiwan

Taiwan and US flags are placed before a rally in Taipei, Taiwan, March 27, 2018. REUTERS/Tyrone Siu

BEIJING, Nov. 10 (Reuters) – China’s foreign ministry said Wednesday that a visit to Taiwan by a US congressional delegation violates the One China policy and that the United States must immediately stop all forms of official interaction with Taiwan.

Partnering with pro-independence forces in Taiwan is a dangerous game, Wang Wenbin, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, said at a regular media briefing. read more

Tensions in the strait have escalated in recent months, with Taiwan for a year or more complaining about repeated Chinese Air Force missions near the self-governed island Beijing claims to be its own.

China does not rule out the use of force to gain control of Taiwan, despite the island’s claim that it is an independent country that will defend its freedom and democracy.

Reporting by Josh Horwitz; Written by Ryan Woo; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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