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Watch: China urges US to stop military contact with Taiwan

China urges US to stop military contact with Taiwan Photograph:( Reuters )

Reuters New Delhi, Delhi, India Oct 31, 2018, 05.39 PM (IST)

China on Wednesday urged the United States to stop official contacts or military ties with Taiwan and abide by the one-China principle so as not to harm the China-US relations.

Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang made the statement at a press briefing in Beijing in response to a meeting between US and Taiwan military officers.

"China resolutely opposes the United States' engagement in any form of official contacts or military ties with Taiwan. This stance has been consistent and clear," said Lu.

Lu said China urges the US to honestly abide by the one-China principle and the provisions in the three joint communiques between China and the US, and stop any official contacts or military ties with Taiwan and arms sales to Taiwan.

"We hope the US could cautiously handle the issues related to Taiwan so as not to affect the China-US relations and the peace and stability across the Taiwan Straits," said Lu.

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Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang made the statement at a press briefing in Beijing in response to a meeting between US and Taiwan military officers.