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Xi tells Biden Taiwan issue is ‘uncrossable red line’: state media

Xi tells Biden Taiwan issue is 'uncrossable red line': state media

China’s President Xi Jinping told his US counterpart Joe Biden that the issue of Taiwan was an “uncrossable red line”, state media said, as the two leaders spoke on a phone call in a new bid to manage tensions between the two sides.

“Xi Jinping emphasised that the Taiwan issue is the first uncrossable red line in China-US relations,” a readout from state news agency Xinhua said, adding: “We will not allow separatist activities and external conniving in support of ‘Taiwan independence’ forces to go unchecked.”

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