Sherman talks signal firm US support for Taiwan but ‘no blank cheque’

Closer relations between Washington and Taipei look set to continue, with the US signalling firm support for the self-ruled island in this week’s high-level talks in China.US deputy secretary of state Wendy Sherman showed no sign of compromise on sensitive issues like Taiwan in meetings with Chinese foreign vice-minister Xie Feng and Foreign Minister Wang Yi in the northern city of Tianjin on Monday.Both sides laid out their grievances on Xinjiang and Hong Kong, and Beijing’s “aggressive…


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