White House urges Beijing to end coercion and talk with Taipei

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2019/01/08
By: Joseph Yeh

Taipei, Jan. 8 (CNA) A senior White House official on Monday called on China to stop

CNA file photo

its coercion of Taiwan and resume dialogue with Taiwan’s government after Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) recently reasserted China’s right to use force against Taiwan.

“Beijing should stop its coercion & resume dialog w/ the democratically-elected administration on Taiwan,” Garrett Marquis, spokesperson of the National Security Council under the White House, said in a tweet Monday.

In a previous tweet earlier the same day, Marquis reiterated Washington’s opposition to any threat or use of force to get the people of Taiwan to act against their will.

“Any resolution of Cross-Strait differences must be peaceful and based on the will of the ppl on both sides,” it said.    [FULL  STORY]

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