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A senior Chinese official said on Thursday that the United States should have “no illusions” about Taiwan and reiterated that Beijing will not compromise on the issue, according to a report.
Wu Qian, a spokesman for the Chinese Defense Ministry, held a press briefing and accused the United States of saying “a lot of irresponsible things” about it, Reuters reported.
Beijing has angered its neighbors and Western governments with an increasingly assertive foreign and military policy. Taiwan and the mainland have been governed separately since 1949 following a civil war.
BIDEN INVITES TAIWAN TO THE SUMMIT OF DEMOCRACY
The Biden administration was condemned by China on Wednesday after the State Department announced it had invited Taiwan to its democracy summit next month.
“What the United States has done proves that the so-called summit of democracy is just a pretext and a tool to pursue geopolitical goals, suppress other countries, divide the world, serve its own interests and maintain its hegemony in the world, ”said Zhao Lijian. , spokesperson for the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, according to the Associated Press.
Jon Brown of Fox News and Associated Press contributed to this report