Date: Jan 29, 2016
By: William Lowther / Staff reporter in Washington
The US is encouraging Taiawn and China to discuss and resolve their differences over the “one China” policy.
US Secretary of State John Kerry on Wednesday called for cross-strait dialogue on the issue after diplomatic discussions with Chinese Minister of Foreign Affairs Wang Yi (王毅).
A transcript of remarks made during a press conference in Beijing following the talks was issued by the Department of State in Washington.
“Let me just say with respect to one of the issues that the foreign minister raised on Taiwan, that since they’ve [Taiwan] just had an election and a new party has won, the United States does reaffirm the three communiques, which have been the basis of our policy,” Kerry said. “We remain committed to a ‘one China’ policy, but we encourage cross-strait dialogue for resolution of that issue.” [FULL STORY]