Taipei mum on Trump’s remarks

NO COMMENT:After Trump questioned the need for the US’ ‘one China’ policy, Ma Ying-jeou said it was too soon to talk about Trump’s remarks, but the KMT was worried

Taipei Times
Date: Dec 13, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter

The Presidential Office yesterday stayed mum after US president-elect Donald Trump questioned the

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks at an event organized by Micron Technology in Taipei yesterday. She did not comment on US president-elect Donald Trump’s latest comments about US-China relations or her telephone call to him on Dec. 2 Photo: CNA

necessity for Washington to adhere to its long-standing “one China” policy.

In an interview with the Fox News Sunday program, Trump first denied that a Dec. 2 telephone call between President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) and himself was planned weeks in advance.

“Not weeks. I took a call. I heard the call was coming probably an hour or two before,” Trump said.

He then went on to question the need for Washington to stick to its “one China” policy.

“I fully understand the ‘one China’ policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a ‘one China’ policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade,” he said.    [FULL  STORY]

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