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China Warns U.S. That Support for Taiwan Poses ‘Huge Risks’

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  • Beijing condemns Blinken’s call for UN participation by Taipei
  • Tensions simmer over democratically ruled island’s sovereignty
WATCH: Comments from Taiwan’s president are threatening to upend U.S.-China ties. Jenni Marsh reports.

China condemned the U.S.’s latest overture toward Taiwan, warning that ties between the two countries faced “huge risks” just weeks after Presidents Joe Biden and Xi Jinping agreed to hold a video summit. 

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken’s call for greater participation by Taiwan in UN organizations violated the “one China” understanding between Beijing and Washington, Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told a regular news briefing Wednesday. Zhao dismissed the remarks as an attempt to generate sympathy for Taiwan’s cause on the world stage.