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September 12, 1980



China is sending up more red flags about US-Taiwan ties. Some think China could put its relations with the US on hold -- or even break relations -- if Ronald Reagan captures are Reagan's vows to upgrade diplomatic ties to Taiwan.

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China has been signalling its displeasure in various ways. One message was flashed through Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau during a recent visit there. Another came in an interview with Canadian newsmen. Vice-Premier Bo Yibo told the reporters that "any move for official relations with Taiwan" by the US would have "serious consequences."