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US-China tensions

U.S. congressional panel seeks China sanctions body with eye on Taiwan

In annual report, bipartisan group calls for better coordination with island's military

U.S. lawmakers will consider a set of recommendations concerning China put forward by the U.S.-China Economic and Security Review Commission.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON -- The U.S. should create a cross-agency body tasked with drafting sanctions targeting China in the event of a conflict in the Taiwan Strait, a U.S. congressional advisory panel said in a report released Tuesday.

The report comes as the U.S. assesses the possibility of China using force to unify with Taiwan, wreaking havoc on global supply chains.

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