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Blinken told Wang at the United Nations that maintaining peace across the Taiwan Strait was “absolutely, very important”

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Taiwan, Wang Yi, Anthony Brinken, China

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During the United Nations General Assembly in New York this week, US Secretary of State Anthony Brinken and his counterpart China’s Foreign Minister and State Councilor Wang Yi discussed the tense situation surrounding Taiwan over the past two months. met to discuss

Blinken and Wang “discussed the need to maintain open communication and manage the U.S.-China relationship responsibly,” the U.S. State Department said in a statement Friday. [People’s Republic of China] Relationships especially when strained. ”

“For our part, the Secretary made it clear that maintaining peace and stability across the Straits is of absolute and vital importance, in accordance with our long-standing One China Policy, which remains unchanged.” U.S. official told reporters After meeting.

Tensions over Taiwan have escalated in the years since Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen came to power in 2017 and then-U.S. President Donald Trump hastily backed an agenda in favor of her independence. rice field. There is a surge in arms sales to Taiwan, as well as US rhetoric about alleged Chinese “aggression” and the need to protect Taiwan’s “democracy” from Chinese “authoritarianism.”

But they culminated last month when House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D-California) did. traveled to taiwan Meet with Tsai and other Taiwanese leaders to denounce China. He is the third most powerful politician in the United States, and since 1997, no one like Pelosi has visited the island.
China has long warned the US against fostering “separatist” forces in Taiwan. Chinese province in rebellion And say it’s destiny reunite with the mainlandAfter Pelosi’s visit, the People’s Liberation Army (PLA) launched unprecedented exercises in areas surrounding Taiwan as a demonstration that it could blockade Taiwan if it wanted to. But the warning did not dampen US action.
The day before my meeting with Blinken, the king said in new york An event organized by the Asia Society showed Taiwan to be the most potential problem. destroy US-China relations.

“If it is mishandled, it will most likely destroy the relationship between the two countries,” he said. have the right to support

“If the United States treats Sino-US relations in the spirit of a zero-sum game and continues to use “political correctness” to mislead its China policy, then the United States will not only be unable to solve its own problems, but will also be able to change China-US relations. would be confusing. It’s conflict and conflict,” Wang explained.

“The United States endlessly provokes China’s core interests and development rights, but at the same time seeks to stabilize relations and avoid confrontation. This contradicts logic and reality.”

The United States established ties with China in 1979 and transferred legitimate Chinese government recognition to Beijing from the republican remnant state of Taiwan, the last vestige of a government overthrown by communist forces 30 years ago. I switched. Washington ended formal ties with Taipei and acknowledged Beijing’s one-China policy, but nevertheless maintains unofficial ties with Taiwan.

Although it is no longer obligated to defend Taiwan militarily, the United States has stressed that it will not explicitly state whether it will defend the island against Chinese attacks.Nevertheless, US President Joe Biden reiterated He needs to protect Taiwan, and his staff need to refute their superiors.
“At this point, I think you can be pretty sure it wasn’t four consecutive gaffes… [means] What’s happening is that there are people in the administration who think that increasing the willingness to defend Taiwan will help reestablish deterrence,” said the Freeman Spori Institute for International Studies at Stanford University. Center Fellow Oriana Schuyler Mastro said. told Politico on Monday.



https://sputniknews.com/20220923/blinken-tells-wang-at-un-that-maintaining-peace-across-taiwan-strait-absolutely-vitally-important-1101152463.html Blinken told Wang at the United Nations that maintaining peace across the Taiwan Strait was “absolutely, very important”

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