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China says U.S. should 'not play with fire' on Taiwan

China says U.S. should 'not play with fire' on Taiwan
FILE PHOTO: Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi speaks during a meeting with Pakistan's Ambassador to China Masood Khalid (not pictured) at the Diaoyutai State Guesthouse in Beijing, China July 5, 2019. Mark Schiefelbein/Pool via REUTERS -
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BUDAPEST (Reuters) – China’s top diplomat Wang Yi warned the United States on Friday that it should “not play with fire” on the question of Taiwan, expressing anger about a planned U.S. arms sale to Taiwan.

During a visit to Hungary, Wang said that no foreign force could stop the reunification of China and no foreign force should try to intervene.

“We urge the U.S. to fully recognise the gravity of the Taiwan question … (and) not to play with fire on the question of Taiwan,” he told a news conference via an interpreter.

(Reporting by Krisztina Than; Editing by Andrew Heavens)

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