Trump told: Heed Obama’s warn­ing

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - TOP NEWS - By AN BAIJIE an­bai­jie@chi­nadaily.com.cn

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.

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