Date: Jan 16, 2017
By: AP, BEIJING
China yesterday again rejected US president-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he might use US policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides.
Chinese Ministry of Foreign Affairs spokesman Lu Kang (陸慷) yesterday said that the “one China” policy is “non-negotiable.”
Since recognizing Beijing in 1979, Washington has maintained only unofficial ties with Taiwan, which Beijing considers its territory, a “status quo” that Trump has repeatedly threatened to upend since winning November last year’s US presidential election.
“The government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing China,” Lu said in a statement. “That is the fact acknowledged by the international community and no one can change.” [FULL STORY]