‘ALWAYS INSISTENT’:The official described ‘the Taiwan issue’ as one of the ‘core interests’ of China, but one that the US did not necessarily want to discuss in great depth
Date: Jul 11, 2015
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in Washington
A US government official has given a glimpse into how Taiwan was discussed at the closed-door seventh annual US-China Strategic and Economic Dialogue held in Washington last month.
“They [China] had a number of concerns with regard to Taiwan,” US Deputy Secretary of State for East Asia Susan Thornton told a meeting at the Center for Strategic and International Studies.
“Primarily, the concerns that they raised with us had to do with Taiwan arms sales — but they also raised other concerns,” she said. [FULL STORY]