Published On:December 12, 2016, 3:05 pm
President-elect Donald Trump probed if or not the United States should continue its ‘One China’ policy.
Since 1979, US policy has stood by China’s standpoint on Taiwan, which it foresees as an autonomous domain. However, Donald Trump stated that in the absence of any business benefits from Beijing on trade and other problems, he felt there is no point in continuing this process.
Trump responded to a phone call from Taiwanese President and that’s when relation ties with China got strained. Not just that, later Trump being so active on the social media went on posting a series of tweets disparaging China for its exchange rate policy and its functions in the South China Sea.
In an interview with a news channel on Sunday, Trump mentioned that, "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 further added that China was not co-operating with the US on its handling of currency, on North Korea, or on strains in the South China Sea.
In the very same interview, Trump said that he doesn’t believe a CIA assessment that Russian hackers tried to sway the US presidential election in his favour.
Donald Trump’s decision to speak with the Taiwanese president earlier this month was a break with US diplomatic tradition and stirred a formal protest from Beijing. For almost decades, none of the US presidents or president-elect has ever spoken to a Taiwanese leader.
Trump was very clear on stating that it was not Beijing’s call to decide whether he should or should not take a call fromTaiwan’n leader."I don't want China dictating to me and this was a call put into me," Mr Trump said. "It was a very nice call. Short. And why should some other nation be able to say I can't take a call? "I think it actually would've been very disrespectful, to be honest with you, not taking it."
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