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Questions abound as US grapples with Taiwan dilemma

Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen (right) greeting former US deputy secretary of state James Steinberg, with fellow envoy Richard Armitage (centre), at a meeting in Taipei last week. PHOTO: AFP
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WASHINGTON - As China in effect normalises crossing the median line in the Taiwan Strait - flying warplanes into Taiwan's air defence identification zone - the line that the United States has been walking with regard to China and Taiwan is becoming thinner, and questions abound.

Is China losing patience waiting for much-cherished reunification?

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