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White House reaffirms ‘One China’ policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

The White House said there was “no change” to the United States’ longstanding “one China” policy after Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan leader.

world Updated: Dec 03, 2016 09:43 IST
White House,One China Policy,US-China ties
Combination photos showing US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen.(AP Photo)

The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognizes Beijing as the sole government of “One China” after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen, in a break with US norms.

“There is no change to our longstanding policy on cross-Strait issues,” National Security spokeswoman Emily Horne told AFP.

“We remain firmly committed to our ‘one China’ policy based on the three Joint Communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act. Our fundamental interest is in peaceful and stable cross-Strait relations.”

First Published: Dec 03, 2016 09:41 IST