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Trump, Xi speak for first time since inauguration; US backs ‘one China’ policy

United States President Donald Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping his administration would respect the “one China” policy, during a telephone call between the leaders, the Financial Times reported, citing two people familiar with the call.

world Updated: Feb 10, 2017 09:55 IST
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United States President Donald Trump told Chinese President Xi Jinping his administration would respect the “one China” policy, during a telephone call between the leaders, the Financial Times reported, citing two people familiar with the call.

Trump, who was inaugurated last month, said in December the United States did not necessarily have to stick to the “one China” policy, by which Washington acknowledges China’s position that it has sovereignty over self-ruled Taiwan.

The Chinese state broadcaster said Trump and Jinping spoke over the phone for first time since the US President’s inauguration.

First Published: Feb 10, 2017 09:53 IST