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Taiwanese Leader Tsai Says Beijing Reverting to Coercive Tactics

  • Even as tensions rise, Tsai says she will avoid confrontation
  • President vows infrastructure spending to boost economy
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Taiwan's Tsai Says Beijing Reverting to Coercive Tactics

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Relations with China are becoming more fraught as Beijing increasingly reverts to threatening and intimidating its neighbor, Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said while vowing not to return to “the old path of confrontation.”

Tsai’s frank comments during a New Year’s Eve address in Taipei come at a sensitive time, weeks after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump angered Beijing by accepting a protocol-breaking phone call from the Taiwanese president.