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No Plan For Blinken To Meet Chinese, Russian Counterparts-US Official

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A number of headlines emerging this morning regarding both the state of US-China relations in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ongoing visit to Taiwan, and ahead of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Cambodia, at which US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Chinese FM Wang Yi, and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov are all set to be in attendance:

  • Comments from Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spox Hua Chunying on Pelosi's Taiwan trip:
    • Hua: '[Pelosi trip] is a provocation and sovereignty infringement...China's actions will be firm, strong and effective."
    • Hua: "What I can say is that the US side will certainly shoulder the responsibility and pay the price for undermining China’s sovereignty and security interests"
    • Hua: '[We] haven't seen Chinese military drills around Taiwan causing freedom of navigation issues.
  • Wires reporting comments from unnamed senior US State Dep't official:
    • Says Blinken has no plans to meet his Chinese counterpart in Cambodia. Says that the possibility of a Pelosi trip to Taiwan came up in Blinken's discussions with Wang at G20 foreign ministers' summit in Bali, Indonesia.
    • Says that Beijing's actions against Taiwan suggest that it no longer accepts the status quo.
    • US official: 'There is nothing unprecedented or unusual about Pelosi's Taiwan trip, she reaffirmed the 'One China' policy.
    • Official: Blinken has no plans to meet independently with Lavrov on the side-lines of the ASEAN meetings.
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A number of headlines emerging this morning regarding both the state of US-China relations in the wake of US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi's ongoing visit to Taiwan, and ahead of the ASEAN Foreign Ministers' Meeting in Cambodia, at which US Secretary of State Anthony Blinken, Chinese FM Wang Yi, and Russian FM Sergey Lavrov are all set to be in attendance:

  • Comments from Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spox Hua Chunying on Pelosi's Taiwan trip:
    • Hua: '[Pelosi trip] is a provocation and sovereignty infringement...China's actions will be firm, strong and effective."
    • Hua: "What I can say is that the US side will certainly shoulder the responsibility and pay the price for undermining China’s sovereignty and security interests"
    • Hua: '[We] haven't seen Chinese military drills around Taiwan causing freedom of navigation issues.
  • Wires reporting comments from unnamed senior US State Dep't official:
    • Says Blinken has no plans to meet his Chinese counterpart in Cambodia. Says that the possibility of a Pelosi trip to Taiwan came up in Blinken's discussions with Wang at G20 foreign ministers' summit in Bali, Indonesia.
    • Says that Beijing's actions against Taiwan suggest that it no longer accepts the status quo.
    • US official: 'There is nothing unprecedented or unusual about Pelosi's Taiwan trip, she reaffirmed the 'One China' policy.
    • Official: Blinken has no plans to meet independently with Lavrov on the side-lines of the ASEAN meetings.