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Aug 18, 2022 07:21 PM
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Chinese Envoy Warns U.S. Against Further Escalating Tensions Over Taiwan

Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang. Photo: The Paper
Chinese Ambassador to the U.S. Qin Gang. Photo: The Paper

China’s top envoy in the U.S. urged Washington to refrain from further inflaming tensions over Taiwan by taking more political and military action, after House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s recent visit to the island.

Speaking to a group of U.S. reporters on Tuesday, Chinese Ambassador Qin Gang called on the country to “exercise restraint” and not do anything to escalate tensions, as any move infringing on China's territorial integrity and sovereignty will force Beijing to respond.

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