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Trump backs ’one China’ policy in call with China’s Xi: Report

US 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 10:26 IST
Reuters, Beijing
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A combination of file photos showing Chinese President Xi Jinping and US President Donald Trump listening to questions from reporters in New York.(Reuters Photo)

US 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.

First Published: Feb 10, 2017 10:26 IST