Beijing says it ‘firmly opposes' US-Taiwan military contact, after Taipei admits presence of US troops

Posted On: Dec 1, 2021   |   Posted By: RT

Beijing says it ‘firmly opposes' US-Taiwan military contact, after Taipei admits presence of US troops

Beijing has warned the US against military contact with Taipei and “interference in China's internal affairs,” after the island's leader confirmed that a small number of US troops are stationed in Taiwan.
“We firmly oppose any form of official exchanges and military contacts between the United States and Taiwan, oppose US interference in China's internal affairs, and attempts to provoke and stir up trouble,” Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said , during a press briefing on Thursday.
He also warned the US against underestimating China's readiness to defend its national sovereignty and territorial integrity, noting that “the One China principle is the political foundation of China-US relations.”
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