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Asia Insight

Taiwan caught in US-China diplomatic crossfire

The risk of a miscalculation triggering a confrontation is real

CHRIS HORTON, Contributing writer | Taiwan

TAIPEI -- The U.S.-China relationship is at its lowest point since then President Bill Clinton sent aircraft carrier groups to stop Chinese intimidation of Taiwan in 1996.

Today, just as then, Taiwan is caught in the middle of rising tensions between Washington and Beijing.

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