“Separatist Taiwan independence forces and their activities are the greatest threat to peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait,” Chinese Defence Ministry spokesman Wu Qian told a monthly news briefing.
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At issue for Taipei is whether Trump-Xi meeting will harm Taipei’s interests as US begins new arms package for Taiwan, a move sure to anger China.
China wrested a concession from the United States as the two presidents spoke for the first time this week, but Beijing may not be able to derive much comfort from the win on U.S. policy toward Taiwan.
“President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our ‘one China’ policy,” the statement said.
Relations between China and United States have soured after Trump upset Beijing in December by taking a telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and threatened to impose tariffs on Chinese imports.
CHINA POLITICS: Beijing Has No Choice But to ‘Take Off the Gloves’ If Trump Continues On Taiwan: China Daily Says
“If Trump is determined to use this gambit in taking office, a period of fierce, damaging interactions will be unavoidable,” the China Daily said.