US playing Taiwan card against China only self-defeating, said Amb. Qin ahead of Xi-Biden meet
Ambassador Qin Gang’s speech came on the same day when Chinese State Councilor and Foreign Minister Wang Yi and US Secretary of State Antony Blinken had a phone conversation on November 13.
The talk between the two was a preparation from both sides for a virtual meeting between Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Joe Biden, which is scheduled on November 16.
In the phone call, Wang stressed the importance of “working in the same direction” and told the U.S. not to send wrong signals to the ‘Taiwan independence’ forces.”
Qin said, “We will strive for peaceful reunification with utmost sincerity and greatest efforts. We will redouble our efforts to promote the integrated development of the Taiwan Straits, but we make no promise to renounce the use of force and reserve the option of taking all necessary means.”