The Chinese regime’s top diplomat on March 7, 2021 warned the Biden administration to undo former President Donald Trump’s “dangerous practice” of supporting Taiwan, the democratic island that Beijing claims as its territory.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi also called on the United States to remove “unreasonable” curbs to cooperation as soon as possible.
The remarks, which occurred at a press conference on the sidelines of the annual meeting of the regime’s rubber-stamp legislature, echoed previous demands by Beijing since President Joe Biden took office.
Top Chinese Communist Party (CCP) officials have implored the administration to roll back Trump’s tough-on-China policies, focus on cooperation on issues such as climate change, and not to “interfere” in what the regime dubs “red line” issues, including its human rights abuses against Uyghur Muslims in Xinjiang, the crackdown in Hong Kong, and military aggression toward Taiwan.
Wang called the CCP’s claim to Taiwan an “insurmountable red line,” an issue about which the regime “has no room for compromise.” The regime has vowed to retake Taiwan, which split from the mainland when the CCP took power in 1949, by force if necessary.
He urged the Biden administration to “completely change the previous administration’s dangerous practices of ‘crossing the line’ and ‘playing with fire,’” in relation to Taiwan.
By CATHY HE