CHINA China urges US to stop negotiating US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade

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China urges US to stop negotiating US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade

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18:56, June 28, 2022

The US must stop negotiating agreements with implications of sovereignty and of an official nature, China said on Tuesday.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesperson Zhao Lijian made the remarks at a routine press briefing in Beijing in response to the US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade.

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“China firmly opposes all forms of official interaction with the Taiwan region by countries having diplomatic ties with China, including negotiating or concluding agreements with implications of sovereignty and of an official nature,” Zhao said.

“The US should take concrete actions to abide by the one-China principle and the stipulations in the three China-US joint communiqués, stop all forms of official interaction with Taiwan, stop negotiating agreements with implications of sovereignty and of an official nature,” Zhao said. “It should refrain from sending any wrong signal to the ‘Taiwan independence’ separatist forces.”

The DPP (Democratic Progressive Party) authorities “should give up the idea that they could seek independence with US support as early as possible, because the more ambitious they are, the bitterer their failure will be,” he said.

(Compiled by Meng Gaohan; Video produced by Zhu Yingqi)

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