Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said China's threat of force is undiminished.
The statement came in response to comments from US Indo-Pacific coordinator Kurt Campbell, who said on Friday that China "overreacted" to US House of Representatives Speaker Nancy Pelosi's visit to Taiwan.
The foreign ministry statement said that China's "unprovoked military and economy intimidation" had "further strengthened the unity and resilience of the global democratic camp".
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday that China's threat of force is undiminished, even though Beijing's largest- ever military drills around the island following Pelosi's visit last week seemed to be scaling down.
Tensions in the Taiwan Strait soared to their highest level in years this month after US House Speaker Nancy Pelosi visited Taipei. Beijing reacted furiously, staging days of air and sea exercises around the self-ruled island.
Taiwan's foreign ministry welcomed the arms deal — the third approved under US President Joe Biden — saying it would help protect against Beijing's "continuing military expansion and provocation".
Biden smiled as Xi greeted the US leader with a "good to see you", kicking off what is expected to be two hours of intensive talks.
In a statement, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MoFA) affirmed that the UAE expresses its strong condemnation of these criminal acts, and its permanent rejection of all forms of violence and terrorism aimed at undermining security and stability in contravention of human values and principles.
Locals and conservationists reacted with outrage Thursday at the deliberate destruction of one of the UK's most photographed trees, next to the Roman-era Hadrian's Wall, a UNESCO World Heritage site in northeast England.
On behalf of President His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Sheikh Khaled Bin Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi, arrived on Friday in Belgrade on a working visit.