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Taiwan tensions

U.S. and China discuss need for open lines of communication

Biden sending dangerous signals on Taiwan, Wang tells Blinken

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the U.N. General Assembly in New York on Sept. 23. 

NEW YORK -- Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi and U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken discussed the importance of maintaining open lines of communication at a meeting on the sidelines of the U.N. General Assembly on Friday, the State Department said, as tensions continue to simmer over the Taiwan Strait.

Blinken emphasized the U.S. commitment to peace and stability across the strait, which is "critical" to global security and prosperity, State Department spokesperson Ned Price said.

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