Wang Yi, China’s top foreign policy official, upbraided Blinken over American policy, according to The New York Times. Wang accused the United States of “hyping” the “China threat theory,” according to a Chinese government readout of his meeting with Blinken. He said the U.S. was “recklessly interfering in China’s internal affairs” on issues such as Taiwan, which is supplied with high-tech weapons by the United States. CBS News reported that Wang told Blinken “China has no room to compromise or concede” on Taiwan.
US Secretary of State Antony Blinken says he raised concerns about China’s “provocative actions” in the Taiwan Strait during talks in Beijing“We do not support Taiwan independence,” he adds https://t.co/q5LVRjYhbL pic.twitter.com/ioj8JnH3th — Bloomberg (@business) June 19, 2023
China’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs said in a statement that Blinken’s trip there “coincides with a critical juncture in China-U.S. relations, and it is necessary to make a choice between dialogue or confrontation, cooperation or conflict.” “The United States must … respect China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity and clearly oppose ‘Taiwan independence,'” the statement said. This article appeared originally on The Western Journal.
Continuing important face to face diplomacy in Beijing, I met today with Central Foreign Affairs Office Director Wang Yi for discussions on a range of bilateral and global issues that affect people at home and around the world. pic.twitter.com/yXYcfU0Go1— Secretary Antony Blinken (@SecBlinken) June 19, 2023