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White House reaffirms One China policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

AFP
Published Dec 3, 2016, 8:38 pm IST
Updated Dec 3, 2016, 8:39 pm IST
President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, in a break with US norms..
US President-elect Donald Trump. (Photo: AFP)
 US President-elect Donald Trump. (Photo: AFP)

Washington: The White House has reaffirmed its backing for the policy that recognises Beijing as the sole government of "One China" after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, 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."

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