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Biden's Asia policy

China hits back at Japan-US statement that names Taiwan

Beijing opposes comments in communique, while Taipei expresses gratitude

The joint statement by Japanese Prime Minister Yoshihide Suga and U.S. President Joe Biden has angered Beijing. (Source photos by Reuters) 

TOKYO -- Hours after Japan and the U.S. named Taiwan in a leader's summit statement for the first time in more than five decades, China hit back at the communique that also highlighted the two allies' concerns over Hong Kong and human rights issues in Xinjiang.

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