China’s Foreign Ministerwang yiWith the White House National Security Advisor on the 16th and 17thsullivan(Jake Sullivan) carried out strategic communications in the European country of Malta. The two sides talked for more than 12 hours, and the “Taiwan issue” was discussed for the longest time. Wang Yi told Sullivan that China opposes “separation and breaking of ties” in the name of “reducing risks.”
China’s state-run Global Times quoted a Chinese Foreign Ministry official who attended the meeting as saying that Wang Yi and Sullivan met for more than 12 hours and discussed China-US relations, Taiwan issues, the Asia-Pacific situation, Ukraine. Discussed the crisis. and other issues, describing the meeting as “clear and concrete” and constructive.
Washington officials said the conversation between Sullivan and Wang Yi included Xi’s meeting and Taiwan issues. The US side said during the meeting that it had received limited indications that China might allow communications between US and Chinese forces.Sullivan also provided assistance to ChinaRussiaand expressed concern over Beijing’s recent actions in the Taiwan Strait.
The Global Times reported that the two sides spent the longest time discussing the “Taiwan issue”. Wang Yi elaborated on China’s serious position, saying that the most basic status quo of the Taiwan issue is that “both sides of the Taiwan Strait belong to one China.” The root cause of the current tension in the Taiwan Strait is that the “Taiwan independence” activities promoted by the Democratic Progressive Party have become more and more intense, and the support of some external forces has become more obvious. The correct direction for the peaceful resolution of the Taiwan issue is to firmly oppose “Taiwan independence” and support the peaceful reunification of China.
In addition, the two sides agreed that China and the United States will hold Asia-Pacific and maritime affairs consultations and foreign policy consultations in the near future, and to support personnel exchanges on artificial intelligence (AI). Will discuss the area of; The two sides agreed to implement the consensus reached at the meeting of the US and China Heads of State in Bali and maintain high-level exchanges between the two sides, thereby maintaining stability and improvement in relations between the two countries.
In terms of China-US relations, Wang Yi said that China always views and develops China-US relations in accordance with the three principles of mutual respect, peaceful coexistence and win-win cooperation proposed by Chinese President Xi Jinping, and Resists defining everything. Sino-US relations by competition, and aversion to using “risk” is the reality of “breaking and breaking relations”. Wang Yi expressed serious concern about the US suppression of science and technology and unilateral and unreasonable sanctions on Chinese companies, institutions and individuals, and demanded that the US immediately stop it.
Wang Yi visited Russia on the 18th to hold the China-Russia Strategic Security Consultations and met with Russian Foreign Minister Sergei Lavrov and several other officials to discuss issues such as strengthening cooperation in the international arena. During his meeting with Wang Yi in Moscow, Russian Foreign Minister Lavrov expressed hope that Russia and China will continue to cooperate at the UN General Assembly and the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation Conference (APEC) and that “the results of China-Russia cooperation” will be shared with all in the international community. Will meet expectations.”