Beijing, January 15: China taking on Trump’s remark on ‘One China policy’ on Sunday warned that this policy is “non-negotiable” and it is impossible for Trump to abandon the decades-old diplomatic principle and boost ties with Taiwan.
China's Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement that the, “Government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing China.” "That is the fact acknowledged by the international community and no one can change,” Lu added.
Lu Kang further said, “The one-China principle, which is the political foundation of the China-U.S. relations, is non-negotiable. In order to avoid disruption to the sound and steady development of the China-U.S. relations and bilateral cooperation in key areas, we urge relevant parties in the U.S. to fully recognize the high sensitivity of the Taiwan question, approach Taiwan-related issues with prudence and honor the commitment made by all previous U.S. administrations of both parties on adhering to the one-China policy and the principles of the three joint communiqués.”
China’s statement came after two days of the Trump’s remark as he said, “everything is under negotiation, including ‘one China’.” The interview is the latest indication Trump that he will shake up the U.S.-China relationship, particularly on Taiwan, which China considers a core national interest.
Notably, the president-elect Donald Trump in an interview given to The Wall Street Journal on Friday said that he didn't feel "bound by a one-China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade." He also said that he would not label China a currency manipulator as soon as he takes office, though he repeated his contention that China is manipulating the yuan.
Trump has also threatened to get tough with what he sees as unfair Chinese trade practices, and suggested that the One China policy could become a bargaining chip.
Therefore, China first warned the US president-elect on the issue in December, after the billionaire businessman said he did not see why Washington must "be bound by a One China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade".
Whereas, Trump repeatedly attacked China during his election campaign and also continued to disparage China on his Twitter account over its military build-up in disputed areas of the South China Sea, allegedly manipulating its currency to put American companies at a disadvantage, and not doing enough to curb North Korea's nuclear program. On the other side, China has also continuously warned Trump for taking inappropriate action against them.