Taiwanese and American high-ranking national security officials met for the first time in 40 years, and China is not happy.
Taiwan's foreign ministry confirmed the meeting in a statement Saturday. A Taiwanese national security official visited with White House national security adviser John Bolton during a trip to the U.S. earlier this month to discuss "common security challenges."
A spokesman for China's Foreign Ministry expressed "strong dissatisfaction" after hearing about the meeting. He said China "resolutely opposes the U.S. government's official exchanges with Taiwan in any form and under any pretext."
Taiwan is self-governed, but China sees the island as part of its territory.
The Chinese ministry spokesman said the country urges the U.S. to "abide by the one-China principle" and stop official communications with Taiwan.