Xi Jinping calls Taiwan ‘main red line’ in China-US relations
Chinese President Xi Jinping told US President Joe Biden that the Taiwan issue is the first red line between the two countries. This is stated in the comments of Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Xi Jinping’s visits to Indonesia and Thailand that appeared on the website of the Chinese Foreign Ministry, TASS reports.
“Xi Jinping has comprehensively and systematically explained the origin of the Taiwan issue and China’s principled position. The Chinese President made it clear that the Taiwan question is at the very core of China’s core interests, the bedrock of the political foundation of China-US relations, and the first red line that must not be crossed in China-US relations,” the statement said.
According to the Chinese leader, the most important protection and insurance for US-China relations is ‘observance of the basic norms of international relations and the three China-US joint communiqués’.
Xi Jinping also said that peace and stability in the region and ‘Taiwan independence’ are as irreconcilable as water and fire.
China-US ties should not be a zero-sum game where one side out-competes or thrives at the expense of the other.