【Japan Himalaya League】 Author: YouLanZiDe (幽蘭自得) Translator: Ranting
U.S. National Security Adviser Jake Sullivan said Thursday he met with top Chinese Communist Party diplomat Yang Jiechi in Switzerland on Wednesday and said more action is needed to avoid conflict between the two countries, Reuters reported Oct. 7.
The closed-door meeting at an airport hotel in Zurich lasted about six hours and was the first face-to-face meeting between the two officials since the exchange in Alaska, Sullivan said.
He said the meeting was a way to “do our best to create an environment in which this intense competition (between the U.S. and China) can be managed responsibly and not turn toward conflict or confrontation.”
Sullivan said, “The basic result I came to is that intense competition requires aggressive diplomacy. So we need more, not less, of these meetings.”
However, on the Taiwan Strait issue, Sullivan said he had a “difficult and direct exchange” with Yang Jiechi, but he did not give details.
He said, “We see Taiwan as a vibrant economy, a vibrant democracy …… We are very focused on maintaining a deep and lasting relationship with Taiwan across multiple dimensions.”
In the four days since Oct. 1, 149 CCP military aircraft have invaded Taiwan’s southern and southwestern air defense identification zones. The State Department issued a statement urging the Chinese Communist Party to “cease military, diplomatic, and economic pressure and coercion against Taiwan”.
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