Nowadays China says and does everything they want.
We all know why too, it’s because they see Biden as a soft leader.
Chinese officials recently gave the U.S. a stern warning to “stop playing with fire” when it comes to Taiwan.
The bold statement by Chinese officials comes after the U.S. State Department sought to strengthen its relationship with Taiwan.
I don’t remember China being so bold when President Trump became the first U.S. President to have a phone call with a leader of Taiwan since 1979.
There were no Trump’s “playing with fire” comments.
That’s because they respected and feared the U.S. but now they’re spitting in our faces.
— Reuters (@Reuters) April 13, 2021
— Al Jazeera English (@AJEnglish) April 13, 2021
Fox News covered China’s authoritative statement:
Chinese officials Tuesday warned the U.S. to stop “playing with fire” when it comes to U.S. relations with Taiwan, following new State Department guidelines that seek to deepen ties with Taipei.
The move by U.S. government officials comes as China has stepped up military action around the island.
“There is zero room for compromise and not an inch to give,” Chinese spokesperson Zhao Lijian told reporters Tuesday. “We urge the U.S. side to grasp the situation, earnestly abide by the one-China principle and the three China-US joint communiqués, refrain from playing with fire, immediately stop official contact with Taiwan in any form.”
The spokesman warned against sending the “wrong signals to Taiwan ‘independence forces’ so as not to subversively influence and damage Sino-U.S. relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.”
While the U.S. officially recognizes Beijing and a “one China” policy, Washington is legally bound to supply Taiwan with arms to defend itself under the 1979 Taiwan Relations Act.
The new guidelines allow for increased communication between the U.S. and Taiwan – a move that could further strain U.S.-China relations, as tensions in the region are on the rise.
China's Foreign Ministry has urged the US "not to play with fire on the Taiwan issue, and immediately stop any increase in official contacts with Taiwan."https://t.co/cRNBT1c8W1
— DW News (@dwnews) April 13, 2021
Reuters covered the story too:
China told the United States on Tuesday to stop playing with fire over Taiwan and lodged a complaint after Washington issued guidelines that will enable U.S. officials to meet more freely with officials from the island that China claims as its own.
The U.S. State Department’s Friday decision to deepen relations with self-ruled Taiwan came amid stepped-up Chinese military activity around the island, including almost daily air force incursions into Taiwan’s air defence zone.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian told reporters they had lodged “stern representations” with the United States.
China urges the United States “not to play with fire on the Taiwan issue, immediately stop any form of U.S.-Taiwan official contacts, cautiously and appropriately handle the matter, and not send wrong signals to Taiwan independence forces so as not to subversively influence and damage Sino-U.S. relations and peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait”, he said.
How does Biden respond after China threatened the US?
Well, he’s sending John Kerry to China to talk about Climate Change.
John Kerry heads to China for climate talks between the world's top two emitters https://t.co/mkaY2KiIsZ
— TIME (@TIME) April 14, 2021
What a joke.