The United States doesn’t support Taiwan’s independence and is committed to the” One China” policy, Washington’s top diplomat for East Asia has said, but advised Beijing risks misapprehension with pressure on the islet.

The United States has been clear with China that its approach to Taiwan has not changed, including the US commitment to its” One China” policy and not supporting Taiwan’s formal independence, Daniel Kritenbrink said on Wednesday.

China, which sees Taiwan as its fiefdom, has been carrying out military drills around the islet this month to show its wrathfulness at a visit to Taipei by US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi. Taiwan rejects Beijing’s claims and says it’s an independent country.

Speaking on a conference call, Kritenbrink, the adjunct clerk of state for the Bureau of East Asian and Pacific Affairs, said China had used Pelosi’s trip as an reason to change the status quo, jeopardizing peace.

” These conduct are part of an boosted pressure crusade by the PRC against Taiwan, which we anticipate to continue to unfold in the coming weeks and months,” he said, pertaining to China’s sanctioned name, the People’s Republic of China.

” The thing of this crusade is clear to intimidate and force Taiwan and undermine its adaptability.”

” While our policy has not changed, what has changed is Beijing’s growing compulsion. The PRC’s words and conduct are deeply destabilising. They risk misapprehension and hang the peace and stability of the Taiwan Strait.”

The US has conveyed to China in every discussion that it doesn’t seek and won’t provoke a extremity, he said.
US lines of communication with Beijing remain open, and the United States will continue to conduct routine nonmilitary transportations through the Taiwan Strait, Kritenbrink added.


US, Taiwan begin new trade action
Meanwhile, the United States and Taiwan agreed to start trade addresses under a new action, saying they wanted to reach agreements with” economically meaningful issues”.

Wednesday’s step dates back to when Washington and Taipei unveiled the US- Taiwan Initiative on 21st- Century Trade in June, just days after the Biden administration barred the Chinese- claimed islet from its Asia- concentrated profitable plan designed to fight China’s growing influence.

The office of the US Trade Representative said the two sides had” reached agreement on the negotiating accreditation” and it was anticipated that the first round of addresses would take place beforehand this afterlife.

” We plan to pursue an ambitious schedule for achieving high-standard commitments and meaningful issues covering the eleven trade areas in the negotiating accreditation that will help make a fairer, more prosperous and flexible 21st- century frugality,” the United States Deputy Trade Representative Sarah Bianchi said in a statement.

The negotiating accreditation released along with the advertisement said the United States and Taiwan have set a robust docket for addresses on issues like trade facilitation, good nonsupervisory practices, and removing discriminative walls to trade.

It didn’t mention the possibility of a broad free trade deal, which is commodity Taiwan has been pressing for.





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