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Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, right, buttonholed Japanese counterpart Toshimitsu Motegi, left, ahead of the Suga-Biden summit later this month. (Source photos by Reuters and Getty Images)
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Analysis: Wang has message for Japan -- 'Taiwan, Taiwan, Taiwan'

In 90-minute call, Chinese diplomat draws red line ahead of Suga-Biden summit

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

Katsuji Nakazawa is a Tokyo-based senior staff writer and editorial writer at Nikkei. He spent seven years in China as a correspondent and later as China bureau chief. He is the 2014 recipient of the Vaughn-Ueda International Journalist prize for international reporting.

TOKYO -- The 90-minute phone call between Japanese Foreign Minister Toshimitsu Motegi and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi that took place Monday was held at China's request.

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