‘One China Policy’: Donald Trump Aide Plays Down Prospect Of Upending 'One China Policy’

By Archer Ferguson - 19 Dec '16 03:10AM
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Donald Trump's remarks on all political and diplomatic affairs in the United States entirely change, and "One China Policy" is one of the issues everyone is facing. White House top officials see it as a disrespect to President Barack Obama.

Incoming White House Chief of Staff Reince Priebus said, "We're not suggesting that we're revisiting "One-China policy" right now and he's not president right now and he's respectful to the current president," on Fox News interview.

The Current Situation

In a diplomatic agreement, "one China Policy" is a deal between the United States and China since 1979. It recognized Taiwan being part of China and this diplomatic covenant is in the ring of controversies in the December 2 call between President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen.

China signals the US of its statement saying that "One China Policy" is the bedrock of the diplomatic relations between two countries. It also brought similar warnings of a global crisis coming with economic sabotage and military confrontation.

Rising Concern

For the first time in history, China seized an underwater drone owned by the United States. This drone is situated in an international water, 50 nautical miles of Subic Bay Philippines. There is also tension growing between China and the Philippines with its growing South China Sea Territorial dispute.

On the other hand, Pentagon announced that China will return the drone and at least 80% of Americans in a survey suggest that China should return it. However, Donald Trump twitted that "China Should Keep it".

Global Times opinion on the "One China Policy" states, "China has so far practiced restraint at Trump's provocations as he's yet to enter the White House. But this attitude won't last too long after he officially becomes the U.S. president, were he still to treat China in the manner he tweeted today."

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