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Chinese and U.S. warships sailed through the flash point Taiwan Strait on Friday, Taiwanese and U.S. officials said, shortly before China's Xi Jinping issued a warning to Joe Biden that ties could suffer if there is a "mishandling" of the island's status.

The two warships sailed through the strait — which separates China from Taiwan — hours before a highly anticipated nearly two-hour call between the two presidents over the Ukraine crisis and other topics.

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