US urged to ad­here to pol­icy of one China


China Daily (Canada) - - TOP NEWS - By LUOWANGSHU luowangshu@chi­

Bei­jing is urg­ing Wash­ing­ton to abide by the one-China prin­ci­ple and care­fully han­dle Tai­wan-re­lated is­sues when pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald Trump takes of­fice in Jan­uary, a spokesman on Tai­wan af­fairs said onWed­nes­day.

Tai­wan is one of the most im­por­tant is­sues in Sino-US re­la­tions, said Ma Xiaoguang, spokesman for the Tai­wan Af­fairs Of­fice of the State Coun­cil.

“We hope the new govern­ment can abide by the oneChina pol­icy and the prin­ci­ple of the Three Joint Com­mu­niques and care­fully deal with Tai­wan is­sues,” Ma said at a reg­u­lar news con­fer­ence.

In the three com­mu­niques, which China and the US signed in 1972, 1979 and 1982, the two coun­tries agreed to ad­here to the one-China pol­icy and op­pose “Tai­wan in­de­pen­dence”.

Wang Shushen, an as­so­ciate re­searcher at the In­sti­tute of Tai­wan Stud­ies of the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences, wrote in a blog on Nov 12 that, re­gard­less of who won the US CANADA elec­tion, “there won’t be a big dif­fer­ence in the US’s Tai­wan pol­icy”.

Yang Xiyu, a re­searcher at the China In­sti­tute of In­ter­na­tional Stud­ies, said Tai­wan and cross-Straits re­la­tions are un­likely to be among Trump’s pri­or­i­ties when he takes of­fice.

“Trump is fac­ing piled-up in­ter­na­tional and do­mes­tic prob­lems. Tai­wan and crossS­traits re­la­tions are low on his list of pri­or­i­ties,” Yang said.

How­ever, Tai­wan’s econ­o­mists are con­cerned about a pos­si­ble drop in Tai­wan’s econ­omy dur­ing a Trump ad­min­is­tra­tion.

The Tai­wan news­pa­per China Post re­ported that for­mer Tai­wan fi­nance min­is­ter Chang Sheng-ford said that the US is the sec­ond-largest mar­ket for Tai­wan ex­ports, only be­hind theChi­nese main­land.

Chang said that Tai­wan is home to many joint en­ter­prises that would be at risk after Trump takes of­fice.

“If Trump goes with his pro­tec­tion­ist lean­ings, one can­not rule out the pos­si­bil­ity that he will de­mand all Ap­ple sup­pli­ers to set up fac­to­ries in the US,” the pa­per quoted Chang as say­ing.

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