China urges u.s. to cease official contact with taiwan

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Added On September 2, 2020

Spokesperson Hua Chunying made the comments in response to U.S. Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs David Stilwell's announcement on Monday that the United States was establishing a new bilateral economic dialogue with Taiwan, aiming at strengthening "ties" with Taiwan. Hua said, the one-China principle is the political basis and fundamental precondition for the establishment and development of China-U.S. diplomatic ties, adding that there is only one China and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory. SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): HUA CHUNYING, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson "The so-called Taiwan Relations Act unilaterally enacted by the United States and the so-called "Six Assurances" to Taiwan constitute gross interference in China's internal affairs. The Chinese government voiced firm opposition from the very beginning." Hua called on the United States to abide by the one-China principle and the three China-U.S. joint communiques. SOUNDBITE (CHINESE): HUA CHUNYING, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesperson "We urge the United States to abide by the one-China principle and the provisions of the three China-U.S. joint communiques, to stop lifting its substantial relationship with Taiwan and to cease any forms of official contact with Taiwan, so as not stray further down an erroneous path."