Trump told: Heed Obama’s warning
US president-elect Donald Trump has been urged to take his predecessor’s warnings on the one-China principle seriously, to prevent further conflict between the two countries next year.
In his last news conference of the year on Friday, President Barack Obama cautioned Trump against challenging Beijing on the Taiwan question, saying that it could lead to serious consequences for bilateral relations.
The status quo has kept the peace and allowed the Taiwan people to enjoy successful economic development and a high degree of self-determination, he said.
His remarks came five days after Trump told Fox News he did not feel “bound by a one-China policy” and about two weeks after he broke four decades of diplomatic precedent by talking on the phone with Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen.
There’s probably no bilateral relationship that carries more significance.” US President Barack Obama Runners set off for the 2016 Shenzhen International Marathon on Sunday. More than 30,000 people from home and abroad registered for the event in Shenzhen, Guangdong province.