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Chinese ambassador calls Taiwan 'the biggest tinderbox,' warning it could lead to 'military conflict' between China and the US

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US President Joe Biden meets with China's President Xi Jinping during a virtual summit from the Roosevelt Room of the White House in Washington, DC, November 15, 2021. Photo by MANDEL NGAN/AFP via Getty Images
China's ambassador to the US said the two countries could face a "military conflict" over the future of Taiwan.
Qin Gang told NPR that if Taiwan, "emboldened" by the US, seeks independence, it could trigger a conflict.
Qin said the US has been "walking away" from its commitments to China on Taiwan.
China's ambassador to the US warned that there could be "military conflict" with the...
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Nearly 400,000 federal contractors will get paid $15 an hour starting this weekend. Biden's labor secretary says there's 'no question' it'll cut down on labor shortages

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Activists with Our Revolution hold $15 minimum wage signs outside the Capitol complex on Thursday, Feb. 25, 2021, to call on Congress to pass the $15 federal minimum wage hike proposed as part of the COVID relief bill. Bill Clark/CQ-Roll Call, Inc via Getty Images
Federal contractors will get paid a minimum of $15 an hour starting this weekend.
That new wage comes from an executive order that President Joe Biden signed to give workers a pay bump.
Labor Secretary Marty Walsh told Insider the higher wage will help with turnover and cut down on labor shortages.
The $15 minimum wage is...
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