China urged the United States on Wednesday to stop increasing ties with Taiwan. This comes after Taiwan and the United States announced they would hold economic talks this month.
Speaking at a daily news briefing in Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Wang Wenbin said they opposed any official exchanges between Washington and Taipei.
China urges the United States to “stop any kind of official exchanges or contacts with Taiwan and stop elevating substantive relations”, he added.
“This dialogue is a major milestone in Taiwan-U.S. economic relations. It demonstrates that Taiwan and the United States will develop closer and broader cooperation under their global economic strategic partnership,” Taiwan’s Foreign Ministry said in a statement.
U.S. Undersecretary of State Keith Krach will lead the U.S. side.