"The American side has been recently making vain attempts to enslave China with the hands of the Chinese themselves, these are unrealistic dreams … With these actions the United States is playing with fire and undermining the continued development of Chinese-American relations, as well as peace and stability in the region", Wu said during his briefing.
The statement comes after Taiwanese national security chief David Lee reportedly met with his US counterpart, John Bolton, during his 13-21 May visit to the United States. On Monday, the Chinese Foreign Ministry condemned the talks and said Beijing was against any official meetings between the United States and Taiwan.
Taiwan is an island nation off the southern coast of China that has been governed independently from mainland China since 1949. Beijing views the island as its province, while Taiwan maintains that it is an autonomous state, having political and economic relations with numerous other countries that recognise its sovereignty.