China tells US it will ‘never compromise’ on Taiwan
China recently held its first military talks with the US since 2021, emphasising that it will “never compromise” on the Taiwan issue. In the discussions, China urged the US to “stop arming Taiwan” and take its concerns seriously. It comes just before important elections in Taiwan, which could influence the island’s relationship with Beijing.
China claims Taiwan as part of its territory, while Taiwan considers itself separate from the Chinese mainland.
The ministry emphasised that the US must take China’s concerns seriously and insisted that China would not make any concessions on the Taiwan issue. China demanded that the US adhere to the one-China principle, honour relevant commitments, cease arming Taiwan, and refrain from supporting Taiwan’s independence.
Taiwan remains a significant point of contention in the power struggle between China and the US in Asia. In 2022, China had refrained from talks in protest after then-US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taiwan in August 2022.