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Taiwan Firestorm Makes Clear Why the Global South Avoids China’s “Red Lines”

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi commented on Nancy Pelosi's visit this week to Taiwan from the ASEAN foreign ministers meeting in Phenom Penh. Image via CGTN.

In a week of strident warnings from Beijing, one stood out. China’s State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi told a meeting of ASEAN foreign ministers that: 

“Those who play with fire will perish by it, and those who offend China will be punished.”

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