US condemns China's 'pressure against Taiwan'

Sunday, 24. January 2021 01:31

United States Department of State urged China to "cease its military, diplomatic and economic pressure against Taiwan," and encouraged Beijing to pursue "meaningful dialogue" with "Taiwan's democratically elected representatives."

In an official statement signed by department's spokesperson Ned Price, Washington expressed concern over the "pattern of ongoing attempts [by Beijing] to intimidate its neighbors."

"We will continue to assist Taiwan in maintaining a sufficient self-defense capability. Our commitment to Taiwan is rock-solid and contributes to the maintenance of peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait and within the region," the statement concluded.

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