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US urged to 'properly tackle Taiwan question'

By Zhang Yunbi in Beijing ( Updated: 2016-05-17 01:41

Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Monday urged the United States to "properly tackle the Taiwan question" during a telephone conversation with US Secretary of State John Kerry.

It is hoped that the US will uphold its one-China policy and firmly stay committed to key joint statements released by the two countries, Wang was quoted as saying in a release issued by the Foreign Ministry.

Kerry said the US has not changed and will not change its position regarding Taiwan, and it does not support "Taiwan Independence".

The two sides also agreed to "continue communication and properly tackle maritime issues", the release said.

During the talk, Wang referred to a range of items between the two countries, including the upcoming annual China-US Strategic and Economic Dialogue and the preparation for the G20 leaders summit in eastern China's Hangzhou in September.

Both sides are expected to "stay focused on cooperation, properly manage divergences, and maintain the momentum of the healthy and stable development of China-US ties", Wang said.

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