US official gives glimpse into dialogue

‘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

Taipei Times
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]

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