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U.S. seeks to reassure Beijing after Trump call with Taiwan leader 1:58pm EST

BEIJING/WASHINGTON The White House said on Monday it had sought to reassure China after President-elect Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan's leader last week, which the Obama administration warned could undermine progress in relations with Beijing. | Video

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Who collects costs for Trump's Taiwan call?

BEIJING There are many pressure points China can push to express its anger at Donald Trump's call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen last week, including luring away more of Taiwan's diplomatic allies and ramping up military deployments in the Taiwan Strait.