10/20, 4:39 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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Burns: China's bullying of Taiwan must stop

Nicholas Burns (pictured left), the nominee for the United States' ambassador to China, accused on Wednesday the Asian country of "bullying" Taiwan.

Answering questions during his confirmation hearing before the US Senate, Burns underlined that Beijing cannot be trusted when it comes to its commitments to the island.

"When Congress passed the Taiwan Relations Act [...] we obviously did so on the presumption that there will be peace [...] between Taiwan and China. And there isn't much peace today," the diplomat concluded.

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