Donald Trump questions ‘one China’ policy | USA News | Al Jazeera

http://www.aljazeera.com/news/2016/12/donald-trump-china-policy-161212035714312.html

President-elect Donald Trump says the US is ready to abandon the policy, unless China agrees to a trade deal.

US President-elect Donald Trump has said the United States does 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 angering 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 US president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter switched diplomatic recognition from Taiwan to China in 1979, acknowledging Taiwan as part of “one China”.

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