U.S. urges China stop Taiwan intimidation

Xi Jinping

President Xi Jinping of China

President Xi Jinping of China: campaign of intimidation of Taiwan angers U.S.

Agency Report

The U.S. State Department has called on China to cease ongoing attempts to intimidate Taiwan using “military, diplomatic, and economic pressure.”

Instead of the campaign to “intimidate” its neighbour, Beijing should seek talks with Taiwan’s democratically elected government, the department said.

It said that China’s behaviour toward Taiwan and other neighbours was worrisome, adding that Washington’s commitment to supporting Taiwan remained “rock-solid.”

Taiwan on Saturday evening alleged an incursion by 12 Chinese military airplanes into its airspace, the South China Morning Post reported.

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