The China Post
Date: December 13, 2016
By: The China Post news staff and agencies
Beijing said Monday that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s comments questioning the “one China” policy could jeopardize Sino-American relations, while analysts warned that Trump was risking a military crisis as well as a trade war.
Trump said in a television interview Sunday that he didn’t feel “bound by a one-China policy.” In response Monday, China expressed “serious concern” about the comments, warning that any changes to how America deals with Taiwan could damage diplomatic ties between Washington and Beijing.
Geng Shuang, a spokesman for China’s foreign ministry, said that established policy is the “political foundation” of any diplomatic relationship between China and the U.S., and that any damage to it could render cooperation “out of the question.”
“We urge the new U.S. leader and government to fully understand the seriousness of the Taiwan issue and to continue to stick to the one-China policy,” Geng said. [FULL STORY]