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US-China tensions

US panel calls for 'ambassador-grade' envoy in Taiwan

Report sets stage for Biden administration faced with more belligerent China

A U.S. congressional panel is urging legislators to make policy changes that grapple with a more assertive and influential China.   © Reuters

WASHINGTON/NEW YORK -- The director of the de facto U.S. embassy in Taiwan should be confirmed by the Senate to bolster ties with the self-ruled island, a congressional advisory panel said Tuesday, as it warned of a growing threat of China potentially employing military means to pursue unification.

The move would place the director of the American Institute in Taiwan on a similar level as an ambassador. The report's recommendations are expected to color President-elect Joe Biden's policies concerning China.

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