China to Respond to US Officials Visit to Taiwan

China says it will make ‘necessary responses’ to the visit of a US charter plane which landed in Taiwan on Sunday evening.

China says it will make ‘necessary responses’ to the visit of a US charter plane which landed in Taiwan on Sunday evening. 

“China will make legitimate and necessary responses in light of the developments,” Foreign Ministry spokesperson Zhao Lijian said on Monday in a press briefing.

According to sources in Taiwan, the unannounced visit was made by high-level US intelligence officials.

Lijian said, “China firmly opposes any form of official exchange and military contact between the U.S. and the Taiwan region. This stance is clear and consistent.”

Lijian urged the US to “fully grasp the high sensitivity of the Taiwan question, abide by the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. joint communiques, immediately halt official exchanges and contacts in any form and handle Taiwan-related issues in a prudent and proper manner.”

China has expressed its discontent with the US following its recent $1.8 billion arms deal with Taiwan, last October. 

 


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