Pompeo’s retort came after Wang accused the US of escalating trade disputes, interfering on Taiwan and meddling in the country’s domestic affairs. “These actions have damaged our mutual trust, cast a shadow over China-US relations and are completely out of line with the interests of our two peoples,” Wang told his US counterpart. “The issues that you characterized, we have a fundamental disagreement,” Pompeo said. China’s public show of displeasure represented one of the strongest signs yet that the widening list of disputes between the US and China could undermine their cooperation on North Korea. Unlike a trip in June, Chinese President Xi Jinping (習近平) did not grant Pompeo an audience.
Source: Taipei Times October 08, 2018 15:56 UTC