Taiwan is an internal matter, the US has no right to intervene in any way to resolve it,” -Chinese Foreign Minister
Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi has said America is sending “wrong and dangerous” signals over Taiwan, saying it’s an “internal matter.”
Speaking to US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken in New York according to a statement on Saturday, Yi said the United States is attempting to undermine China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity over Taiwan.
“Taiwan is an internal matter, the US has no right to intervene in any way to resolve it,” Yi asserted.
“The more rampant ‘Taiwan independence’ activities are, the less likely a peaceful settlement will be made.” He added.
Yi also said Beijing will continue to heed to the principles of “peaceful reunification, one country, two systems.”
These remarks comes after Blinken emphasized the sustenance of peace in Taiwan earlier on Friday amidst high tensions over the island.
Nexus News gathered that Taiwan was the focus of the 90-minute, “direct and honest” talks between Blinken and a top Chinese diplomat on the margins of the United Nations General Assembly in New York.
According to a senior administrative official, “For our part, the secretary made crystal clear that, in accordance with our long-standing one-China policy, which again has not changed, the maintenance of peace and stability across the Strait is absolutely, vitally important,”
In August, tensions over Taiwan soared after a visit by US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi –– which was followed by large-scale Chinese military drills –– as well as a pledge by US President Joe Biden to defend the island.
The White House has contended its Taiwan policy has not changed, but China said Biden’s remarks sent the wrong signal to those seeking an independent Taiwan.
Earlier in the week, Wang met former US secretary of state Henry Kissinger, 99, the architect of US relations with Communist China, and said a “peaceful reunification” with Taiwan was China’s aspiration.
But Wang said the likelihood of a peaceful resolution was reduced by ever more “rampant” Taiwanese independence sentiment and he invoked a Chinese proverb: “It is better to lose a thousand soldiers than an inch of territory.”