World po­lit­i­cal fig­ures back one-China pol­icy

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By AN BAIJIE in Bei­jing and HEZI JIANG in New York an­bai­jie@chi­

prin­ci­ple, and the coun­try’s stance on the Tai­wan ques­tion is un­changed.

“Aus­tralia’s po­si­tion is as it Se­nior po­lit­i­cal fig­ures has been since 1972, and that world­wide have voiced supis, we rec­og­nize the one-China port for the widely ac­cepted pol­icy, and it has been im­porone-China prin­ci­ple af­ter the tant for peace (and) sta­bil­ity pol­icy was chal­lenged by US in our re­gion for coun­tries to pres­i­dent-elect Don­ald con­tinue to be con­sis­tent in Trump. this re­gard,” she said dur­ing

It has been glob­ally an in­ter­view with Sky News ac­knowl­edged that the oneAus­tralia. China pol­icy, the cor­ner­stone She de­clined to com­ment of China’s diplo­macy, should on Trump’s re­marks chal­leng­not be changed, since it is fun­ing the one-China pol­icy, say­da­men­tal to re­gional peace ing that “it would be much and sta­bil­ity, ex­perts said. more pro­duc­tive if we wait

Aus­tralian For­eign Min­is­ter un­til he (Trump) is in­au­gu­ratJulieed”.Bish­op­saidonWed­nes­day that Aus­tralia up­holds the Henry Kissinger, for­mer US sec­re­tary of state, said on Wednesday that he ex­pected that Trump would honor the one-China pol­icy once the pres­i­dent-elect stud­ies the frame­work more closely.

“It’s not the best way to make Tai­wan the key is­sue at the be­gin­ning of this dia­logue. It might not be the most ef­fi­cient way,” he said dur­ing a panel dis­cus­sion on “US-China Re­la­tions in the Trump-Xi Era” in New York.

“Ev­ery pres­i­dent of the United States since 1971 from both par­ties has ac­cepted this frame­work,” said Kissinger.

Ger­man Chan­cel­lor An­gela Merkel said on Mon­day that her coun­try, Europe’s big­gest eco­nomic power, won’t be chang­ing its one-China pol­icy.

French For­eign Min­is­ter Jean-Marc Ayrault told France 2 TV that Trump’s ap­proach to China was “not very clever”.

US Se­na­tor John McCain told Reuters on Mon­day that he does not “re­spond to ev­ery com­ment by the pres­i­den­t­elect be­cause it may be re­versed the next day”.

Fan Jishe, a re­searcher of US stud­ies at the Chi­nese Academy of So­cial Sciences, said that if Trump’s “reck­less” re­marks on the Tai­wan ques­tion are an in­di­ca­tion of his for­eign pol­icy, China will no longer show re­straint and will re­act much more strongly.

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