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US envoy to UN angers China with call to Taiwan's Tsai

Kelly Craft's trip to Taipei was canceled ahead of transition to Biden

U.S. Ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft speaks at a news conference at the State Department in Washington in September.   © Reuters

NEW YORK/TAIPEI (Reuters) -- The U.S. stands by Taiwan and always will, the U.S. ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft said following a call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, who told her the island would continue to seek access to U.N. meetings.

Craft had planned to visit Taipei this week, in the teeth of strong objections from China which views the island as its own territory.

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