US sending 'very wrong, dangerous signals' on Taiwan, says Chinese Foreign Minister

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the United States is sending "very wrong, dangerous signals" on Taiwan.

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US Secretary of State Antony Blinken meets with Chinese State Counsellor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi during the 77th United Nations General Assembly in Manhattan, New York City. (Photo: Reuters)

The United States is sending "very wrong, dangerous signals" on Taiwan, and the more rampant Taiwan independence activities are the less likely a peaceful settlement will be, Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken.

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The United States is attempting to undermine China's sovereignty and territorial integrity over Taiwan, Wang told Blinken on Friday in New York, according to a read out from his ministry on Saturday.

US President Joe Biden, on Monday, had said that American troops would defend Taiwan in case of a Chinese invasion.

Asked in a CBS interview if US forces would defend the democratically governed island if the People's Liberation Army mounts an “unprecedented attack”, Biden replied with an unequivocal “yes”.

Biden was doubling down on his assertion made in Japan earlier this year, when he said the US would intervene militarily if China attacked Taiwan.


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