US reaffirms one-China stance after Trump talks to Taiwan leader

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Washington, Dec 3 (IANS) The White House on Friday reaffirmed backing its long standing one-China policy and the three China-US joint communiques, after President-elect Donald Trump received a call from Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen.

“We remain committed to our one-China policy based on the three joint communiques,” Xinhua news agency quoted White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price as saying.

“Our fundamental interest is in peaceful and stable cross-strait relations.”

Trump’s transition team confirmed on Friday that the President-elect spoke to Tsai.

Trump said on Twitter that Tsai “CALLED ME today (Friday) to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency”.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has made it clear that adherence to one-China policy is the prerequisite for Taiwan to conduct contacts with foreign countries or participate in international activities.

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