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China to Trump: Taiwan is part of 'one China.' Period

Hua ChunyingThe new U.S. administration must fully understand the importance of the "one China" policy and appreciate that the issue of Taiwan is highly sensitive for the Beijing government, China said.

According to Beijing's one China principle, Taiwan and mainland China are inalienable parts of a single "China". Beijing views Taiwan as a wayward province.

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"We urge the new administration to fully understand the high sensitivity of the Taiwan issue and to continue pursuing the one China policy," Chinese foreign ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying told a regular briefing in Beijing.

Hua called the policy the "political foundation" of future relations between the United States and China.

She said any U.S. government had the obligation to stand by the promises made by both main U.S. political parties and "strictly" maintain non-diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

Hua also reiterated China's position on the South China Sea, saying the United States should not meddle in issues of China's sovereign territory.




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