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Trump: U.S. to retain ‘one China policy’
08:30, 10 February 2017
Trump: U.S. to retain ‘one China policy’

U.S. leader and his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping held the first official phone conversation since Trump’s inauguration

08:30, 10 February 2017

112 Agency

The United States government will live up to the ‘one China policy’, one of the important concepts of the U.S. foreign policy since 1979. Donald Trump, the U.S. president, said this during his phone conversation with Chinese leader Xi Jinping, as quoted by the White House press service.     

That was their first official negotiation since the inauguration of the 45th U.S. president last month.

Xi Jinping appreciated the U.S. loyalty to the ‘one China policy’. He also expressed hope that the U.S.-China relations will make it to an entirely new, better level.

Previosuly, China protested against the telephone conversation between Trump and Tsai Ing-wen, the President of Taiwan. That kind of conversation took place for the first time since 1979, when the-then U.S. President Jimmy Carter introduced the one-China policy. That basically means Taiwan is only considered as part of China.

Trump said that the conversation took place only because Tsai Ing-wen called him to congratulate him on the victory at the presidential election. The Taiwanese side said the conversation was arranged and agreed the day before the actual phone call.    

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