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China startled by Trump's hotline to Kim

Beijing's tug of war with Washington now moves on to Taiwan

A direct line to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un alters the equation of U.S. President Donald Trump's diplomacy with the reclusive state.   © Reuters

SINGAPORE -- At first glance, the historic June 12 summit here looked as if it ended with U.S. President Donald Trump making one-sided concessions to North Korean leader Kim Jong Un.

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