China makes 'stern representation' on Alex Azar Taiwan trip

China | 11 Aug 2020 10:11 am

The Foreign Ministry on Monday reiterated that China firmly opposes any official interactions between the U.S. government and Taiwan after U.S. Health Secretary Alex Azar met the island's leader Tsai Ing-wen.

The Taiwan question is of utmost importance and carries the "highest level of sensitivity" in China-U.S. relations, and the U.S. should stop any form of official communication and exchange with Taiwan, the Foreign Ministry's spokesman Zhao Lijian said in a daily briefing when asked of Azar's meeting with Tsai. 

China has made "stern representations" with Washington, Zhao added. 

The one-China principle is the political foundation of China-U.S. relations, and we urge the U.S. to adhere to the one-China principle and the three joint communiques, he said. 

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