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After Blinken remarks, Beijing urges U.S. to refrain from ‘official exchanges’ with Taiwan

June 8, 2021
Beijing is calling on the U.S. to “stop” any form of official exchanges with Taiwan after Secreatary of State Antony Blinken on Monday told lawmakers the U.S. was “engaged” in trade conversations with Taipei. Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian on Tuesday said that China opposes any U.S. agreement with Taiwan that has “sovereign meaning and an official nature.” “China's position on the Taiwan issue is consistent and clear,” Lijian said during a Foreign Ministry press conference. “We urge the...


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