excerpts from interview with veteran chinese diplomat cui tiankai - Excerpts from interview with veteran Chinese diplomat Cui Tiankai

SINGAPORE – The United States appears to be moving away from its political commitments on Taiwan and “this is a very dangerous, alarming development”, says veteran diplomat Cui Tiankai, who was the longest-serving Chinese ambassador to the US until he retired last year.

Even as tensions brew between the two superpowers, China does not want to force any other countries to take sides, Mr Cui said in a 30-minute joint interview with The Straits Times Foreign Editor Bhagyashree Garekar and CNN on Sunday (June 12).