Beijing has called on Washington to “correct its mistake” following a move by US President Donald Trump to approve high-level contacts between officials from US and Taiwan, which China claims sovereignty over.
China called for the rectification in a statement issued on Saturday after Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act, which encourages visits between US and Taiwanese officials “at all levels.”
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said the clauses of the approved bill were legally non-binding but “severely violate the One China principle” and sent “very wrong signals to the pro-independence separatist forces in Taiwan.”
“China is strongly opposed to that,” Lu said of the bill. “We urge the US side to correct its mistake, stop pursuing any official ties with Taiwan or improving its current relations with Taiwan in any substantive way.”
The Chinese Foreign Ministry official also reiterated Beijing’s call for…