In New York, the heads of US and Chinese diplomacy discuss Taiwan

Published on : 09/24/2022 – 03:47

Meeting this Friday of the American and Chinese foreign ministers, on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly. It was the first meeting for Antony Blinken and Wang Yi since July, before House Speaker Nancy Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which sparked Beijing’s ire. It is also Taiwan that was extensively discussed in their interview.

With our special correspondent in New York, Christophe Paget

Extremely straightforward, constructive and thorough this is how an American official described the Anthony Blinken / Wang Yi meeting. The US Secretary of State insisted on the need to preserve the “ peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait, after the Chinese military maneuvers following the visit of Nancy Pelosi.

During a speech in New York on Thursday, Wang Yi said that the Taiwan issue was becoming the riskiest issue of tension in US-China relations, just days after US President Joe Biden once again declared himself ready to intervene militarily. if China had used force against China. island.

However, Antony Blinken wanted to reassure his counterpart: the United States is not changing its position, there is only one China, the People’s Republic of China.

Finally, it should be noted that during this meeting, the US Secretary of State again warned his Chinese counterpart against ” the implications if China were to provide support for the Russian invasion of a sovereign country », Listen Ukraine. On Thursday, at the UN Security Council, China preferred to ask for the unconditional resumption of dialogue between the belligerents rather than support Moscow.

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