Want China Times
The United States on Friday reaffirmed its “one China” policy after a meeting the
previous day between a State Department official and the head of Taiwan’s opposition Democratic Progressive Party, Tsai Ing-wen.
Tsai, the DPP’s 2016 presidential candidate, reportedly met Thursday with Deputy Secretary of State Antony Blinken for about one hour at the State Department.
It was the first such meeting between a Taiwanese presidential candidate and a US official in the building, which raised questions about the US government’s stance on Taiwan.
However, State Department spokeswoman Marie Harf said there has been no change in the US policy regarding Taiwan. The US appreciates Tsai’s visit, Harf said, declining to confirm any details of the DPP candidate’s meetings in the US. [FULL STORY]