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Newsline: Chinese ambassador highlights Taiwan as ‘most-sensitive’ issue in relations with US

The Chinese ambassador to the United States has named Taiwan as the “most sensitive” issue at the core of relations between the two superpowers. “The question of Taiwan is the most sensitive, important core issue in China, US relations,” said Ambassador Qin Gang at the Aspen Security Forum. “China loves the peace people on both sides of Taiwan Strait.” “The last thing we wish to do is to fight with our compatriots, so we will try our best in our great sincerity to achieve the peaceful reunification because we believe that it’s best to serve the interests of people on both sides,” he added. (https://www.foxnews.com/world/chinese-ambassador-highlights-taiwan-sensitive-issue-independence) The Aspen Security Forum fireside chat focused on the elevated tensions over the past two years between the U.S. and China over Taiwan, particularly with an increase in high-level U.S. visits to Taipei and more Chinese military flights and exercises around Taiwan’s space.

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