Ambassador warns of ‘tinderbox' at risk of starting US-China war

Posted On: May 22, 2022   |   Posted By: RT

Ambassador warns of ‘tinderbox' at risk of starting US-China war

Chinese diplomat says steps by US to encourage Taiwan's independence would likely lead to ‘military conflict'
China's ambassador to the US has warned that Beijing and Washington are likely destined for war if the latter encourages Taiwan to seek independence, describing Taipei as the “biggest tinderbox” in the relationship between the countries.
“If the Taiwanese authorities, emboldened by the United States, keep going down the road for independence, it most likely will involve China and the United States, the two big countries, in a military conflict,” ambassador Qin Gang said in a radio interview with NPR that was broadcast on Friday.
The comments came in Qin's first one-on-one interview with an American media outlet since he assumed his post in Washington last July. And as state-funded NPR noted, his warning was unusually blunt for Chinese officials, who typically speak of potential flashpoints in the US-China relationship in less direct terms. For instance, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi earlier this...

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