On Wednesday, Ren Guoqiang, a spokesman for China’s defence ministry, issued a warning to Washington over its increasing military contacts with Taiwan. Mr Ren told the US that China firmly believes in reunifying with the island nation and is opposed to any foreign intervention.
In a statement, he demanded the US to “sever all military ties with Taiwan”.
He said: “The complete reunification of China is a historical necessity and the great rejuvenation of the Chinese nation is an unstoppable trend.
“The common aspirations of the people are peace and stability across the Taiwan Strait.