Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Tuesday told US Secretary of State Antony Blinken that the United States should not include Taiwan, which China claims as its own territory, in the US Indo-Pacific Strategy.
Earlier this month, the United States said it would devote more diplomatic and security resources to the Indo-Pacific. Washington also said it would work with partners inside and outside the region to maintain peace and stability in the strait that separates Taiwan from China.
The attempt to include Taiwan in the strategy to curb China sends all the “wrong signals”, Wang told Blinken on a phone call, according to a statement from the Chinese Foreign Ministry.
Still, China is willing to manage its disagreements with the United States and stabilize bilateral ties, Wang said.