BEIJING, May 17 (Reuters) - China criticised the U.S. in a video call the Office for International Military Cooperation of the China Central Military Commission held with the US Assistant Defence Secretary on Thursday, the Chinese defence ministry said in a statement.

Military "collusion" between the U.S. and Taiwan, and "separatist" acts of Taiwan pro-independence forces are the main sources of Taiwan Strait "chaos", and the U.S. "meddled" in and "instigated" its proxies to provoke disputes in the South China sea, the China side said.

If the U.S. insists on going its own way, it will be resolutely countered by China, according to the statement released on Friday. (Reporting by Albee Zhang and Ryan Woo; Editing by Muralikumar Anantharaman)