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Chi urges US to handle Taiwan issue carefully

Sentinel Digital DeskBy : Sentinel Digital Desk

  |  29 Dec 2016 12:00 AM GMT

Beijing, Dec 28: Chi on Wednesday said the Taiwan issue was a domestic affair of the country and the US should carefully handle it by abiding by the ‘one-Chi policy’. An Fengshan, spokesman for the State Council’s Taiwan Affairs Office, said the Taiwan issue was a matter concerning tiol sovereignty and territorial integrity of Chi, Xinhua news agency reported.

It is also the “most sensitive and complicated issue in Chi-US relations”, An said. He was asked to comment on the US’s 2017 tiol Defence Authorisation Act which includes the provision on military cooperation with Taiwan.

“We hope the US will abide by the ‘one-Chi policy’ and the three Chi-US joint communiques, and carefully handle issues related to Taiwan,” the spokesman said.

Chi firmly opposes official and military relations between the US and Taiwan in any form, he said. An reaffirmed Chi’s clear and consistent opposition to arms sales by the US to Taiwan. In response to another question, An said that a Chinese vy formation, including the aircraft carrier Liaoning, headed toward the West Pacific on December 24 for scheduled blue water training, which was carried out in accordance with the annual plan made by the vy. (IANS)

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