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China considering strong measures to contain Taiwan: sources

Jan 2, 2017

China considering strong measures to contain Taiwan: sources

China’s military has become alarmed by what it sees as U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s support of Taiwan and is considering strong measures to prevent the island from moving toward independence, sources with ties to senior military officers said. Three sources said one possibility being ...

/ Dec 12, 2016

Talking to Trump's team: China's high-flying U.S. expert

China’s top diplomat, who recently met a senior adviser to U.S. President-elect Donald Trump, is a high-flying former Chinese ambassador to Washington with a deep understanding of U.S. politics, a country he has clashed with, too. State Councillor Yang Jiechi, who outranks China’s foreign ...