Tue. Dec 7th, 2021

U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and China’s foreign minister, Wang Yi, locked horns over China’s approach to Taiwan during a phone call on Nov. 12, just three days before the leaders of the two nations hold a virtual meeting. “The Secretary emphasized longstanding U.S. interest in peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and expressed concern regarding the PRC’s continued military, diplomatic, and economic pressure against Taiwan,” State Department spokesperson Ned Price said in a statement. “He urged Beijing to engage in meaningful dialogue to resolve cross-Strait issues peacefully and in a manner consistent with the wishes and best interests of the people on Taiwan.” China has recently held military drills near Taiwan, flown military jets into the island’s air defense identification zone, and banned the import of certain Taiwanese fruits. China’s foreign ministry issued a strongly worded statement about the phone call. It stated that Wang took a …

Author: Frank Fang
Source: https://www.theepochtimes.com/blinken-voices-concerns-about-taiwan-in-talk-with-chinas-foreign-minister_4103068.html

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