The United States reaffirmed its One China policy during a meeting between the two nations in early January and reiterated the country’s enduring commitment to freedom of navigation exercises in the Indo-Pacific.
The renewed commitments were made during the 2024 US-PRC Defense Policy Coordination Talks held at the Pentagon between 8 and 9 January.
The One China policy will be guided by the US’ Taiwan Relations Act, the Three US-China Joint Communiques, and the Six Assurances, Department of Defense spokesperson Lieutenant Colonel Martin Meiners outlined.
The meeting was attended by Dr Michael Chase, Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for China, Taiwan and Mongolia and the PRC’s Major General Song Yanchao, Deputy Director of the Central Military Commission Office for International Military Cooperation.
The United States also used the meeting to reaffirm its commitment to allies in the region as well as freedom of navigation exercises.