The 'One China' Principle Is Not Negotiable, China's Foreign Ministry Says
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The 'One China' Principle Is Not Negotiable, China's Foreign Ministry Says

(Yicai Global) Jan. 17 -- The 'One China' principle is not negotiable, Hua Chunying, spokesperson for China's foreign ministry, said. She reiterated China's stance in response to US President-elect Donald Trump's remarks in a recent interview that "everything is under negotiation, including 'One China.'"

There is only one China in the world, and Taiwan is an inseparable part of Chinese territory, Hua stressed at yesterday's press briefing. The government of the People's Republic of China is the sole legitimate government representing China. This fact is generally recognized by the international community and nobody can change it, she stressed.

The 'One China' principle is the political basis of China-US relationship and is not negotiable, Hua said. China urges those in power in the US to realize the extreme sensitivity of the Taiwan issue and to live up to commitments made by previous American administrations. By adopting the 'One China' policy, adhering to the principles in three China-US joint communiqués and properly handling the Taiwan issue, the US can avoid undermining the healthy and stable development of bilateral relations and cooperation in key areas.

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