In a telephone conversation with his US counterpart and Secretary of State Antony Blinken, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi asked that the US government fulfill its previous obligations to respect Chinese sovereignty over Taiwan in a statement.
“If the US really wants to guarantee cross-strait peace, it must strictly adhere to the important commitments set out in the terms of the Sino-US talks,” said Wang, demonstrating Washington’s adherence to “one-stop” . Politics. China”.
Taiwan is one of the most conflicting issues in bilateral relations between the two powers as the island, with Washington’s support, denounces the constant overflights of Chinese military planes in Taiwanese airspace. Beijing regards Taiwan as part of its territory, even though it has been “de facto” independent since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1959.
Recalling that history and reality have shown that “‘Taiwan’s independence’ is the greatest threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” urged Washington to “take every action to achieve that independence resist”.
The phone call came on the eve of the virtual summit of China and United States leaders, Xi Jinping and Joe Biden, scheduled for next week.
At the meeting, the Chinese minister pointed out that “it is not only an important event in Sino-US relations but also an important event in international relations.”
“The people of both countries and the international community hope that the meeting will produce results that will benefit both countries and the world,” added the minister, who hopes that “both sides are halfway” to ensure that the meeting went “smoothly and successfully,” according to statements collected by the official Chinese news agency Xinhua.
Official relations between Beijing and Taipei were suspended in 1949 after the forces of the nationalist Kuomintang Party of China, led by Chiang Kai Shek, suffered defeat in the civil war against the Chinese Communist Party and moved to Taiwan.