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Taiwan Strait tensions rise with Nancy Pelosi's Asia tour

U.S.-China standoff over island sails into dangerous waters

From left: U.S. President Joe Biden, Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen and Chinese President Xi Jinping. Washington is maintaining strong support of Tsai as relations with Beijing grow tenser. (Source photos by Reuters) 

TOKYO -- An ominous cloud is gathering over the Taiwan Strait as U.S. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's anticipated visit to the self-ruled island has drawn the ire of Beijing.

U.S. President Joe Biden and Chinese President Xi Jinping traded barbs over Taiwan when they spoke by phone on July 28. "Those who play with fire will perish by it," Xi told Biden in an apparent reference to Pelosi's planned visit to the island.

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