TOKYO, June 28 (KUNA) -- China on Tuesday urged the US to cease any form of official exchanges with Taiwan and to strictly abide by the one-China principle, state-run Xinhua News Agency reported.
"China firmly opposes all forms of official interaction with the Taiwan region by countries having diplomatic ties with China, including negotiating or concluding agreements with implications of sovereignty and of an official nature. This position is consistent and clear," Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian was quoted as saying at a news briefing in Beijing.
Zhao made remarks in response to a query on the so-called US-Taiwan Initiative on 21st-Century Trade.
"The government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legal government representing the whole of China," he noted.
The spokesman also said that the US must abide by the one-China principle and the stipulations of the three China-US joint communiques, halt all forms of official interaction with Taiwan, stop negotiating agreements with implications of sovereignty and of an official nature, and refrain from sending any wrong signals to the "Taiwan independence" separatist forces.
China and Taiwan separated after a civil war in 1949, but Beijing sees the island as its territory. (end)