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Opinion

China must avoid provoking US with threats to Taiwan

Beijing's talk of aggressive 'reunification' with island risks military confrontation

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Tsai Ing-wen delivers a speech after her inauguration ceremony on May 20: China has succeeded only in hardening her resolve to defend Taiwan's separate identity and democracy.   © Taiwan Presidential Office/AP

Minxin Pei is professor of government at Claremont McKenna College and a nonresident senior fellow of the German Marshall Fund of the United States.

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