Date: 2016/12/13 15:40
By: George Liao, Taiwan News, Staff Writer
A Ministry of Foreign Affairs (MOFA) official said on Tuesday the US President-elect Donald Trump’s call with President Tsai Ing-wen and a subsequent talk in a media interview is too early to be regarded as his future policy and that Taiwan’s government will continue to contact Trump’s camp.
Trump said during a Fox News Sunday interview that he fully understands the one-China policy when he received Tsai’s call and that the U.S. should not be bound by the policy unless the U.S. and China strike a deal regarding other things including the issues of unfair trade practices, North Korea nuclear threats, and the Chinese buildup in the South China Sea.
In response to media questions about the new development in the U.S.-Taiwan-China relationship even before Trump takes office in January, Douglas Hsu, deputy director general of MOFA’s Department of North American Affairs, said, “I feel it’s too early” to regard Trump’s comments and talks in the media as his future policy toward Taiwan and China. [FULL STORY]