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Trump's accusation opens new front in stand-off with China

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US President Donald Trump has opened a new front in his stand-off with China on trade, accusing Beijing of interfering with America's elections.

The accusation was made on Wednesday when he was chairing a United Nations Security Council (UNSC) meeting on an unrelated subject - counter-proliferation. It drew a swift denial from China.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on September 28, 2018, with the headline Trump's accusation opens new front in stand-off with China. Subscribe