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U.S. Urges China to Talk With Taiwan in Early Nod From Biden

  • Statement shows some continuity with Trump’s Taiwan policy
  • China steps up military pressure with incursion by bombers
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U.S. Pushes China to End Pressure on Taiwan
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The U.S. State Department urged China to engage in a dialogue with Taiwan and halt military pressure on the island, in an early nod of support for Taipei from the Biden administration.

The U.S. statement came Saturday after a group of 13 Chinese military planes, including eight H-6K bombers, entered Taiwan’s air defense identification zone. The operation was among the most significant in a campaign that has seen the People’s Liberation Army make almost daily incursions into the airspace around Taiwan.