China Today (English)
Senior Chinese Diplomat Meets U.S. National Security Advisor
Yang Jiechi, a member of the Political Bureau of the Communist Party of China (CPC) Central Committee, met with U.S. National Security Advisor Jake Sullivan on March 14 in Rome, capital of Italy.
The two sides agreed to jointly implement the consensus reached by the two heads of state, increase understanding, manage differences, expand consensus, and strengthen cooperation so as to enable conditions for bringing China-u.s. relations back on the track of sound and steady development.
Stressing that the Taiwan question concerns China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity, Yang said in the three Sino-u.s. Joint Communiques, the U.S. side explicitly recognized that there is only one China and that the one-china principle is the premise for establishing diplomatic relations between China and the United States as well as the political foundation of their relations.
The current U.S. administration has pledged to adhere to the one-china policy and not support “Taiwan independence,” Yang Jiechi noted that certain actions of the U.S. are obviously inconsistent with its statements.
Yang also expounded on China’s solemn position on issues related to Xinjiang, Tibet, and Hong Kong, pointing out that these issues concern China’s core interests and are China’s internal affairs in which no foreign interference will be tolerated. Any attempt to use these issues to suppress China will fail, he said.
The two sides should learn from history, grasp the premise of mutual respect, hold the bottom line of peaceful coexistence and seize the key of win-win cooperation, he said.