Trump administration officials say no to Beijing’s bid to establish a permanent presence in Taiwan.
The administration has been pressing China to stop using the island as a base for its military operations and has urged Beijing to end its military occupation of the island.
But China is defiant, saying the U.S. has no choice but to negotiate with Taiwan over its sovereignty.
Read moreThe Trump administration has urged China to end the occupation and has asked China to “reverse” its military presence on Taiwan.
The U.N. Security Council passed a resolution last month calling for Beijing to stop its occupation of Taiwan.
China has rejected the resolution.
A Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman told reporters Thursday that China had nothing to do with Taiwan.
He also said China would not accept Taiwan being part of a military bloc.
China’s Foreign Ministry said it is the responsibility of the United States to settle its territorial disputes with other countries.
China and Taiwan have been locked in a diplomatic standoff over the island since 1979, when Taiwan’s leaders ousted the Japanese colonial government and established a self-governing nation.
The standoff has become a flashpoint in U.K. and U.C.L.A. efforts to restore ties between the two countries.
U.F.O.s in the U-shaped Ch’ing-tzu-ki-tsu (The Pearl of the East) are a symbol of China’s claim to Taiwan.
The U-shape Ch’ingsu-kung-si (The Golden Sea) is one of the three major waterways of Taiwan, and the three are considered vital trade routes.