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
Date: Dec 13, 2016
By: Stacy Hsu / Staff reporter
The Presidential Office yesterday stayed mum after US president-elect Donald Trump questioned the
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]