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U.s. lowers heat by calling off visit to Taiwan; Cancellation of UN ambassador's trip to island should reduce tensions between Washington and Beijing, analysts say, but respite will not last

Jan 14, 2021 - South China Morning Post

The cancellation of a high-profile trip by an American official to ­Taiwan may provide some breathing space in the tense China-US relationship, but the calm is unlikely to last for long, diplomatic observers say.

American ambassador to the United Nations Kelly Craft was set to arrive in Taiwan yesterday, but her trip was called off at the last minute.

Beijing last week accused Washington of "playing with fire" with its plans to send the envoy to Taipei, saying the move...