By: Rita Cheng and Elaine Hou
Washington, March 13 (CNA) The United States reaffirmed on Monday its
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]