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Blinken says US very concerned by China’s provocative activity near Taiwan

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The United States is very concerned by China’s provocative military activity near Taiwan, US Secretary of State Antony Blinken said on Wednesday, adding that the moves had the potential to undermine regional peace and stability.

“We strongly urge Beijing to cease its military, diplomatic, and economic pressure and coercion directed at Taiwan,” Blinken said in a press conference in Paris, adding that Washington’s commitment to Taiwan was ‘rock solid.’

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