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Trump backs ‘One China’ policy in first call with Xi

WASHINGTON:President Donald Trump reaffirmed Washington's 'One China' policy on Thursday in his first conversation with Xi Jinping, an apparent effort to ease tensions after angering Beijing by questioning a major plank of Sino-US relations. During a phone call with China's leader, the US president agreed to "honor" a position that effectively acknowledges Taiwan is not separate from China. "President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our 'One China' policy," the White House said in a statement,…

China foreign minister says wants to manage disputes with US

BEIJING: China wants dialogue with the new US administration to manage disputes and promote bilateral relations, but only on the basis of respecting each other's core interests, like the "one China" principle, China's foreign minister said. US President Donald Trump, who was inaugurated on Friday, upset Beijing before taking office by casting doubt on the "one China" principle, under which Washington acknowledges Beijing's position of sovereignty over self-ruled Taiwan. China views Taiwan as a wayward province, to be…

Beijing warns Trump: One China ‘not negotiable’

BEIJING: Beijing has warned the US that the One China policy was non-negotiable, after Donald Trump suggested he could abandon the decades-old diplomatic principle and boost ties with Taiwan. "It is not up for negotiation," Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement. "There is only one China in the world, Taiwan is an inalienable region of China, and the government of the People's Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing China." Trump has threatened to get tough with what he…

Trump questions ‘one China policy’ without Beijing concessions

WASHINGTON: President-elect Donald Trump questioned in an interview broadcast Sunday whether the United States should continue its "one China policy" unless Beijing makes concessions on trade and other issues, threatening to upend decades of Sino-American diplomacy. "I don't want China dictating to me," Trump said as he made a vehement defense of his recent phone conversation with the president of Taiwan. "I don't know why we have to be bound by a one Chinapolicy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other…