The head of the Chinese Communist Party (CCP) for Foreign Affairs, Yang Jiechi, warned the United States national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, that Washington should not use the “letter of Taiwan”, local media report today.
In a telephone conversation at the request of the US side, Yang asserted that the US is “on the wrong track” with respect to Taiwan and that its moves could lead to “dangerous situations”.
“The United States has been adopting wrong narratives and measures that interfere with China’s domestic politics. They are detrimental to China’s interestsYang told Sullivan in the conversation, according to a statement published by Chinese state broadcaster CCTV.
“We will do what we said,” added the Chinese diplomat in relation to the defense of its sovereignty and security interests, thereby accusing the US side of “not doing what it proclaims with its word” so that relations between China and the United States States return “to a phase of healthy development”.
For its part, the White House issued a statement highlighting that the phone call focused on regional security issues and non-proliferation.
According to both statements, Yang and Sullivan also spoke about the Russian war in Ukraine, in addition to discussing issues related to North Korea and dealing with “specific issues in bilateral relations.”
China claims sovereignty over the island and has considered Taiwan a rebellious province since the Kuomintang nationalists withdrew there in 1949 after losing the civil war against the communists.
This Wednesday the Asian giant already showed its rejection of the United States moving forward with a bill that will allow Taiwan to regain its observer position in the World Health Organization (WHO), in the last chapter of the constant disagreements between the two parties with respect to the island. EFE