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U.S. against unilateral changes to cross-strait status quo

U.S. against unilateral changes to cross-strait status quo

Washington, Sept. 21 (CNA) The fundamental interest of the United States is in peaceful and stable cross-Taiwan Strait relations, and Washington is against either side changing the status quo unilaterally, U.S. National Security Advisor Susan Rice said Monday. "The longstanding position of the United States is unchanged," she said. "We remain committed to our 'one China' policy based on the three Joint Communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act." "Our fundamental interest is in peaceful and stable cross-Strait relations, and we oppose unilateral changes to the status quo by either side," she added. Rice touched upon the issue while giving a speech on "the U.S.-China Relationship" at George Washington University. Chinese President Xi Jinping (???) is scheduled to arrive in Seattle on Tuesday for his first state visit to the United States, during which the issue of Taiwan is expected to come up. Xi will have a working dinner at the White House with U.S. President Barack Obama on Sept. 24 and will be greeted with a 21-gun salute and hold a joint news conference with Obama a day later. According to Rice, the two leaders will exchange views on human rights, cyber security and the South China Sea. (By Rita Cheng and Y.F. Low)


Updated : 2021-08-06 04:58 GMT+08:00