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China concern over Donald trump's one china policy

China concern over Donald trumps one china policy
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China said on Monday that it was extremely concerned about US President-elect Donald Trump\'s comments that the United States (US) did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of \"one China\". Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing that the \"one China\" policy is the basis for China-US relations and urged the incoming US administrati

China said on Monday that it was extremely concerned about US President-elect Donald Trump's comments that the United States (US) did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China".

Foreign Ministry spokesman Geng Shuang told a regular news briefing that the "one China" policy is the basis for China-US relations and urged the incoming US administration to understand the sensitivity of the Taiwan issue.

Trump said the US did not necessarily have to stick to its long-standing position that Taiwan is part of "one China", questioning nearly four decades of policy in a move likely to antagonise Beijing.

Trump's comments on Fox News Sunday came after he prompted a diplomatic protest from China over his decision to accept a telephone call from Taiwan's president on December 2.

"I fully understand the 'one China' policy, but I don't know why we have to be bound by a 'one China' policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade," Trump told Fox.

Trump's call with President Tsai Ing-wen was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of "one China."

Beijing considers Taiwan a renegade province and the subject is a sensitive one for China.

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