Taipei: Taiwan on Sunday thanked US Secretary of State Antony Blinken for expressing concerns on China’s continuous military, diplomatic and economic pressure against Taipei during recent talks with Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi.
“We sincerely thank @SecBlinken for expressing concern regarding China’s continued military, diplomatic & economic pressure against #Taiwan, as well as emphasizing long-standing #US interest in peace & stability across the Taiwan Strait,” Ministry of Foreign, ROC (Taiwan) tweeted.
Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi held a telephonic conversation with US Secretary of State Antony Blinken on Saturday at the latter’s request.
Wang said Chinese President Xi Jinping will meet with US President Joe Biden via video link on November 16, noting that the meeting, keenly followed by the whole world, is of great significance not just for China-US relations, but also for international relations as well.
In response to the US side’s recent wrong words and deeds on the Taiwan question, Wang further elaborated on China’s solemn position.
Both history and reality have fully proven that “Taiwan independence” is the biggest threat to peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait, and any connivance of and support for the “Taiwan independence” forces undermines peace across the Taiwan Strait and would only boomerang in the end, the Chinese foreign minister stressed.
If the US side truly wants to safeguard peace across the Taiwan Strait, it should clearly and resolutely oppose any “Taiwan independence” moves, abide by the solemn commitments it made in the three China-US joint communique and put the one-China policy into action and stop sending wrong signals to the “Taiwan independence” forces, he added.