Beijing ‘seriously concerned’ by Trump’s One China remarks: Govt

BEIJING: Beijing is “seriously concerned” by US president-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he could drop Washington’s One China policy unless the mainland makes concessions on trade and other issues.

It issued its first clear warning Monday (Dec 12) over Donald Trump’s fiery rhetoric, as state media said the Asian giant could back “forces hostile to the US” if the president-elect follows through with threats to drop Washington’s One China policy.

It was the strongest signal yet from Chinese authorities that abandoning the One China policy, which guides relations with self-ruling Taiwan, would upset decades of carefully managed Sino-US relations and end cooperation between the world’s top two economies. Tiếp tục đọc “Beijing ‘seriously concerned’ by Trump’s One China remarks: Govt”

Great stonewall: China curbs communications with Taiwan

The Economist

I can’t talk right now

IT WAS only six months ago that China and Taiwan achieved a symbolic breakthrough in their decades-long standoff: the two countries’ presidents met for the first time since the end of the Chinese civil war in 1949, both looking chuffed that they had finally broken the ice. Now it is back to normal. On June 25th China shut down a channel for communication between the two sides because of the refusal of Taiwan’s new president, Tsai Ing-wen, to accept that there is but “one China”, and that Taiwan is a part of it. A new chill is descending over the Taiwan Strait. Tiếp tục đọc “Great stonewall: China curbs communications with Taiwan”