U.S. reaffirms its one-China policy ahead of Tillerson’s China visit

Focus Taiwan
Date: 2017/03/14
By: Rita Cheng and Elaine Hou

Washington, March 13 (CNA) The United States reaffirmed on Monday its

From U.S. State Department

commitment to the one-China policy, which is based on the three Sino-U.S. communiques and the Taiwan Relations Act, ahead of a visit by Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Beijing scheduled for later this week.

Asked about U.S. President Donald Trump’s one-China policy and how he will address the issue during a possible meeting with his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping, acting Assistant Secretary of State for East Asian and Pacific Affairs Susan Thornton said that Washington’s one-China policy has been unchanged for several decades and was reaffirmed in a phone call between the two presidents in February, the first since Trump took office on Jan. 20.    [FULL  STORY]

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