Trump to Chinese President: US Will Honor 'One China' Policy
Trump agreed to honor the U.S.’s longstanding policy after a lengthy phone call Thursday evening with Chinese President Xi Jinping.
“President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our “one China” policy,” a statement from the White House said.
President @realDonaldTrump and President Xi Jinping of China had a lengthy telephone conversation tonight. The two leaders discussed... pic.twitter.com/5QvtKAjflU— Dan Scavino Jr. (@Scavino45) February 10, 2017
The one China policy had been a source of friction between the U.S. and China since Trump’s election in November. Trump had questioned Washington’s policy on Taiwan, which shifted diplomatic recognition from self-governing Taiwan to China in 1979. He said it was open to negotiation.