Senior diplomats from the United States and China met Sep. 23 on the sidelines of the United Nations General Assembly in New York City.
U.S. Secretary of State Antony Blinken and Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi shook hands but did not respond to questions from the media as they sat down for talks.
Blinken told Wang that the maintenance of peace and stability on the issue of Taiwan was vital to the relationship between the two nations.
A senior U.S. official told reporters that Taiwan was the focus of the meeting.
“For our part, the Secretary made crystal clear, that in accordance with our long-standing one-China policy, which again has not changed, the maintenance of peace and stability across the Strait is absolutely, vitally important,” the official said….