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Taiwanese independence is a charging rhino that must be stopped, says China

China's authorities have used the term "gray rhinos" in the past to refer to highly probably, high-impact financial hazards that risk being overlooked

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“Taiwan independence is like a highly disruptive gray rhino charging toward us that must be stopped resolutely”

Iain Marlow | Bloomberg
China’s foreign minister compared the drive for Taiwanese independence to a charging rhinoceros that must be stopped in its tracks, and blamed the US for speeding it along.
 
Foreign Minister Wang Yi said legislation under consideration by US lawmakers threatens the foundation of US-China ties. He said voices advocating the independence of Taiwan, which Beijing claims as its territory, have grown because of US support. He said that ties between the US and China were at a “low ebb.”

“Taiwan independence is like a highly disruptive gray rhino charging toward us that must be stopped resolutely,” Wang said in

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First Published: Sep 23 2022 | 8:54 AM IST

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