10 February 2017
U.S. President Donald Trump has gone back on his earlier threat to review the ‘one China policy’.
Mr. Trump confirmed America’s support for the ‘one China policy’ Thursday night during a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, potentially alleviating concerns about a major shift in Washington’s relations with Beijing.
The White House said they discussed numerous topics and that Trump agreed at Xi’s request to honour the policy that requires Washington to maintain only unofficial ties with China’s rival, Taiwan.
The White House described the call as “extremely cordial” and that the two leaders had invited each other to visit.
Trump has accused Beijing of unfair trade practices, criticized China’s military buildup in the South China Sea and accused Beijing of doing too little to pressure North Korea.