The two presidents had a candid and in-depth exchange of views on issues of strategic importance in China-U.S. relations and on major global and regional issues.
There is but one China in the world and Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory, Zhao said, adding China firmly opposes any form of official interaction between the Taiwan region and countries having diplomatic ties with China.
Xi Jinping stressed the need to coordinate development and security, and he highlighted safeguarding national security and social stability in the course of promoting sustained growth.
China will create a vast space for peaceful reunification, but will never leave any space for "Taiwan independence" separatist moves, a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said.
China expects and is glad to see that more and more people understand and support its principle of "peaceful reunification and one country, two systems", a Foreign Ministry spokeswoman said Sunday after Tesla CEO Elon Musk proposed setting Taiwan up as a special administrative zone.