Chinese government has sternly warned the United States of America on Tuesday after Washington issued guidelines that will enable U.S. officials to meet more frequently with officials from the island that China claims as its own.
Spokesman, Chinese Foreign Ministry, Zhao Lijian, told newsmen that “stern representations” had been lodged with the United States.
The decision of the U.S. State Department to intensify 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 defense zone.
China, therefore had warned U.S. not to play with fire.
Zhao told U.S. not to play with fire on the Taiwan issue, and to immediately halt any form of U.S.-Taiwan official contacts.
He said it is essential to 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.