“J. Biden reaffirmed that his administration’s “one China” policy has not changed and will not change in the future, the US does not support “independence” of Taiwan,” the Chinese Foreign Ministry said in a press release.
According to the Chinese department, Biden noted that the world is currently going through a key period. He also specifically emphasized that US-China cooperation benefits not only the peoples of the two countries, but also the peoples of the whole world, and the American side hopes for an established dialogue that will help improve mutual understanding of the parties and avoid misunderstandings and misjudgments, as well as help to find opportunities to cooperate in areas where the interests of the two countries intersect.
“The heads of state noted that the conversation was frank and businesslike. They agreed to maintain contacts, instructed the working teams to continue coordination,” the agency concluded.
Earlier, on July 27, CNN reported that Pelosi had received a warning from the US administration about a possible trip to Taiwan. She herself has not yet officially announced the upcoming visit. According to the director of the Center for American Studies at Fudan University, Wu Xinbo, Beijing’s extremely negative reaction will force her to cancel the trip under pressure from US President Joe Biden, who does not want a confrontation with China.
The day before, the Chinese Ministry of Defense promised a tough response to Pelosi’s visit to Taiwan, which Beijing considers its territory. Department spokesman Tan Kefei said that “the Chinese army will not quietly watch this.” Among the response measures, in particular, in China, they thought about creating a no-fly zone.
Official relations between the Chinese government and its island province broke down in 1949, when the Kuomintang forces led by Chiang Kai-shek, who lost in a civil war with the Communist Party of China, moved to Taiwan. Contact between the island and mainland China resumed in the late 1980s. The United States openly supports the Taiwan authorities.