On Friday, US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken was in a lengthy meeting with his Chinese colleague, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi, on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
A US official described the conversation as “very candid” and was largely about Taiwan. The situation is currently very tense Between Taiwan and the Chinese authoritieswhich considers Taiwan a part of its territory.
Reports from night to Saturday Reuters The Chinese foreign minister said the United States is trying to undermine China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity over Taiwan, and that the United States is sending “very wrong and dangerous signals” about the island country.
Yi further stated that the more Taiwan works for its independence, the less likely a peaceful solution will be found.
The Chinese authorities are working for complete reunification with Taiwan and have made no secret of their desire to use force if reunification is not conducted peacefully.
Blinken called on China to work for peace and stability with Taiwan, stressing that this is necessary for regional and global security.
One China principle
China and Taiwan have been separated since 1949 when the Communists won the Chinese Civil War and seized power on the mainland. The defeated Nationalists took refuge on the island of Taiwan.
Officially, Americans are strategically ambiguous about whether they want to defend Taiwan, but they are obligated by law to help Taiwan with equipment so it can defend itself. That is why the US State Department announced in early September that it would award Taiwan an arms deal worth $1.1 billion.
In 1979, the United States agreed that the authorities in Beijing would represent China at the United Nations and other international organizations. At the same time, the Americans realized that China’s position is that Taiwan is part of China, but without recognizing this.
The United States, Norway, the United Nations and the vast majority of countries in the world adhere to the “one China principle”, that is, only the authorities in Beijing represent China, and there is only one China.
Recently, several US politicians in Congress visited Taiwan, which sparked resentment in China.
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