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Beijing warns against US action that 'may escalate' tension: Xinhua 6 August 2020 - 20:58

Chinese Defense Minister Wei Fenghe urged the US Thursday to avoid actions and rhetoric on Taiwan and other issues that could escalate tensions between the rivals, state media reported.Wei "urged the US side to stop erroneous words and deeds" and "avoid taking dangerous moves that may escalate the situation," referring to the status of Taiwan and territorial disputes in the South China Sea, the Xinhua News Agency reported.US Secretary of Defense Mark Esper initiated the phone call between the two, according to Xinhua, which comes ahead of a contentious visit to Taiwan by US Secretary of Health Alex Azar.

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