The national security officials of the United States, Japan and South Korea will meet this week in Hawaii (USA), at a time of great tension between China and the US over the situation in Taiwan.
In a statement, the US government reported the meeting between the White House national security adviser, Jake Sullivan, Japan’s secretary general for national security, Akiba Takeo, and the director of national security of the Republic of Korea, Kim Sung. -they have.
Sullivan will hold bilateral meetings with both representatives in Honolulu (Hawaii) this Wednesday, and later the three will meet at the same time on Thursday.
The Chinese Foreign Ministry on Monday condemned the passage of two US cruise ships through the Taiwan Strait on Sunday, accusing the US country of “deliberately undermine regional peace and stability”.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Zhao Lijian warned that the US Navy’s action is not a “commitment to freedom of navigation” but a provocation seeking “uncontrolled freedom.”
This operation occurs four weeks after the president of the US Legislature, Nancy Pelosi, made a fleeting visit to Taipei despite previous warnings from Beijing, unleashing a crisis in the strait and causing military maneuvers around the island.
The war games with live fire and the launch of long-range missiles were described by the Taiwanese government as “irresponsible”, in addition to raising numerous expressions of concern within the international community.
The United States affirmed during the same that it would continue operating through the Taiwan Strait, describing the crisis as “manufactured” by Beijing.
China claims sovereignty over Taiwan, an island it has considered a rebel province since Kuomintang nationalists withdrew there in 1949 after losing the civil war against the communists.
On the other hand, andThe Taiwanese military fired warning shots Tuesday at a Chinese drone that flew over a Taiwan-controlled islet off the Chinese coast.as announced by a military spokesman, shortly after the president Tsai Ing-wen He said he ordered the military to take “strong countermeasures” against what he called provocations by the Xi Jinping regime.
It was the first time that warning shots were fired in such an incident, during the period of heightened tension between China and Taiwan, which Beijing considers its own territory. Taiwan strongly questions China’s claims to sovereignty.
(With information from EFE)