One day after the U.S. House Speaker McCarthy met Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen in California, China imposed sanctions on various American and Asian organizations, including the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Simi Alley, where McCarthy and Tsai met.
China also sanctioned the Hudson Institute, a conservative American research institute based in Washington D.C. founded in 1961, for presenting Tsai with its global leadership award last month.
Other sanctioned Asian-based groups included the Prospect Foundation and the Council of Asian Liberals and Democrats. They are believed to back Taiwan’s independence.
The specific measures of the sanction included banning these organizations from having exchanges, cooperation, and other activities with any individuals, universities or institutions in China.
“[The] Taiwan issue is the core of China’s core interests. The Chinese government and Chinese people will never agree to anyone making a fuss about the one-China issue,” President Xi told European Commission President Ursula von der Leyen during a meeting in Beijing on Thursday.
“Anyone who expects China to compromise on the Taiwan question could only be wishful thinking and self-defeating,” Xi said, according to the state-run Xinhua news agency.
According to the “One China” policy, the U.S. has acknowledged China’s position that there is only one Chinese government, but has never officially responded to Beijing’s claim on the island. How Beijing can integrate a multiple-party democratic system within its own system remains another question.
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