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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

China Warns U.S.

BEIJING () -- China on Thursday threatened new reprisals unless Washington rescinds its decision to allow a visit by Taiwan President Lee Teng-hui, saying reunification with the Nationalist-ruled island outweighs Sino-American ties.

"If the United States does not return to the correct course ... the Chinese side would make further response," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Shen Guofang told a regular weekly news briefing.

Shen declined to say what the response would be, only that it hinged on further development of the situation.

China has cancelled the U.S. visit on May 30 and 31 of State Councillor Li Guixian to protest Washington's decision to let Lee attend a June reunion at his alma mater, Cornell University.