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Taiwan and U.S. security officials met, now China is all pouty

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Published on May 30, 2019 - Duration: 01:20s

Taiwan and U.S. security officials met, now China is all pouty

TAIPEI β€” Taiwanese officials confirmed over the weekend the first meeting between senior U.S. and Taiwanese security officials in more than four decades.

According to Reuters, Taiwan's ministry of foreign affairs said in a statement on Saturday that national security chief David Lee met White House national security adviser John Bolton earlier this month.

The Central News Agency reported that it was the first meeting since Taiwan and the U.S. ended formal diplomatic ties in 1979.

Cue the butthurt Chinese.

In typical authoritarian fashion, China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said at a news briefing, "China is extremely dissatisfied and resolutely opposed to this." He also said China was against any form of official exchange between the U.S. and Taiwan.

Beijing seems to be a big fan of playing that same old broken record.

According to Reuters, the rare meeting will be viewed by Taiwan as a sign of support from the Trump administration.

According to MOFA's statement, the meeting took place during Lee's May 13 to 21 visit to the U.S. It also said, "during the trip, together with U.S. government officials, Secretary-General Lee met with representatives from our diplomatic allies, reiterating support and commitment to a free and open Indo-Pacific region." Hold upβ€”Taiwan still has diplomatic allies?

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