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Taiwan tells U.S. it does not want to cause trouble in Taiwan Strait

From Reuters - November 12, 2017

TAIPEI (Reuters) - Taiwan has assured the United States it has no intention of causing trouble in the Taiwan Strait, the self-ruled islands envoy to a summit of Asia-Pacific leaders said on Monday.

The comments by James Soong came after he told reporters in the Vietnamese city of Danang at the weekend that he had good exchanges with both U.S. President Donald Trump and Secretary of State Rex Tillerson during informal moments between summit events.

We dont want to create trouble in the Taiwan Strait, and lead the U.S., China and Japan, and all observers, to think we are a troublemaker. The whole world doesnt hope for Taiwan to be a troublemaker, Soong said in response to a question on his interactions with Trump and Tillerson.

We hope to use peaceful means to solve relevant problems.

Soong also said he had a natural interaction with Chinese President Xi Jinping.

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