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1/28, 7:40 PM (Source: TeleTrader)
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China may clash with US over Taiwan - envoy

Chinese Ambassador to the United States Qin Gang (pictured) stated to the National Public Radio (NPR) on Friday that if the US government continues encouraging Taiwan to pursue independence it may end up in a "military conflict" with China.

As China has in recent years ramped up pressure on Taiwan and pledged to rejoin its territory to the Chinese mainland, Qin said that any US support for the island's sovereignty would surely lead to a worsening of relations with Beijing.

Qin also stated that recent attempts of the US and its allies to grant Taiwan a "meaningful participation in the UN system" are just a way in which the "United States is playing the Taiwan card to contain China."

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