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US, China test the line on Taiwan

Chinese military flights and the US response are the first indicators of how both sides will deal with the contentious issue now that there is a new team in the White House.

Taiwan will remain a thorn in Sino-US ties, and the first testing of the boundaries between the two countries has already started. PHOTO: REUTERS
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Power Play is a weekly column that looks at various facets of US-China rivalry and its implications for Asia.

There were two close calls this month across the Taiwan Strait as the outgoing Trump administration fired its final volleys at China.

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