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Chinese media accuse Trump of playing 'high-stakes game' in the Taiwan Strait

運営事務局 JIMOPLE 3 October 24, 2018
A US-made S-70C helicopter files over a French-made Lafayette frigate during a drill at sea near the naval port in Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan on January 27, 2016.
A US-made S-70C helicopter files over a French-made Lafayette frigate during a drill at sea near the naval port in Kaohsiung in southern Taiwan on January 27, 2016.

Washington doesn't have official ties with Taipei but incurred Beijing's anger this year by strengthening relations with Tsai, reflected by arms sales and upgrades to a new facility that operates as the de-facto U.S. embassy in Taipei.

"Military hawks in Washington have tried hard to scare Beijing and console Taipei," the China Daily editorial said. "But they should consider the dire consequences of their country being dragged into a costly confrontation that would in the first place be both unnecessary and avoidable," it warned.

It's the latest sign of escalating tensions between the world's two largest economies, whose relationship has turned fragile amid a bitter trade dispute that's threatening to hurt other aspects of bilateral ties.