Beijing must end threats: US’ Steinberg

PEACEFUL COEXISTENCE: Although Taiwan must take measures to efend itself, it would not dismiss the prospect of peace, the Mainland Affairs Council minister said

Taipei Times
Date: Oct 24, 2020
By: Wu Su-wei and Jake Chung / Staff reporter, with staff writer

Former US deputy secretary of state James Steinberg addresses by video a forum organized by the Mainland Affairs Council in Taipei yesterday.
Photo: Chien Jung-fong, Taipei Times

The world would take an entirely different view of China if Beijing held constructive dialogue with Taiwan instead of resorting to threats, former US deputy secretary of state James Steinberg said yesterday.

Steinberg made the remarks by videoconference at an international forum in Taipei.

China is responsible for letting its neighbors believe its rise is peaceful and that it would not sacrifice the rights of others in doing so, Steinberg said.Beijing should be aware that its current path would not make it a winner, he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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