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Foreign Ministry spokesperson Geng Shuang said at a news briefing that as the political foundation which determined China-US ties, the policy has in the past four decades helped create a stable and healthy relationship between the two powers.
He fears that this relationship will be adversely affected should that political foundation be shaken.
His remarks came following statements made by US President-elect during a cable news program.
“I fully understand the ‘one China’ policy, but I don’t know why we have to be bound by a ‘one China’ policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade,” Trump said on Fox News Sunday.
Trump had also been quoted by US media as being critical of China’s policies on trade and the economy as well as North Korea.
This is the third time in a week that Trump’s foreign policy outlook emerges as a potential stumbling block in China-US relations after North American media said there was a growing divide between the two powers since the president-elect took a ‘congratulatory’ call from Taiwan’s prime minister.
“We urge the new US leader and the government to fully recognize the high sensitivity of the Taiwan issue, continue to stick to the one-China policy and the three Joint Communiques between China and the United States, and discreetly deal with Taiwan-related issues so as to prevent China-US relations from being severely disturbed and damaged,” the spokesperson said.
The BRICS Post with inputs from Agencies