The American and Chinese flags in front of a company building in Beijing
The American government reaffirms its support for Taiwan. She is asking China to cease military, diplomatic and economic pressure on the island.
D.he new American administration has asked China to end its “military, diplomatic and economic pressure on Taiwan.” Instead of the campaign to “intimidate” its neighbors, Beijing should seek talks with the democratically elected government of Taiwan, the State Department in Washington said on Saturday. China’s behavior towards Taiwan and other neighbors is worrying.
The United States is firmly committed to Taiwan and will continue to help Taipei leaders have adequate self-defense capabilities, it said. This contributes to peace and stability in the region, said the Foreign Ministry.
The communist leadership in Beijing sees the now democratic Taiwan as part of the People’s Republic as a result of its one-China doctrine.
The new American President Joe Biden has nominated Antony Blinken as Secretary of State. This has not yet been confirmed by the Senate – a step that should follow at the beginning of next week.