Beijing says Trump's one China comments risk peace in Taiwan
Under the "One China" policy, Washington has formal ties with Beijing than Taiwan
Days after the US President-elect Donald Trump’s controversial comments on Taiwan, Beijing on Wednesday warned the US that any attempt to challenge the "One China" policy will affect the peace in Taiwan Strait.
Commenting on the Trump's One China comments a Beijing spokesman said the upcoming government’s interference may also damage developing US-China relations, BBC News reported.
On Sunday, in an interview on Fox News, Donald Trump signalled a willingness to confront Beijing, questioning U.S. persistence with a one-China policy. Under the "One China" policy, America has formal ties with Beijing than Taiwan.
“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.
Immediately after Trump’s comment, China had said that it's "seriously concerned and China’s Global Times newspaper, affiliated with the Communist Party of China (CPC) has also slammed Trump over the comment.
“It seems Trump knows only about business. He thinks he can put a price on everything,” the newspaper said.
“At that time [after Trump abandons the one-China policy] ... mainland China will put forward a series of decisive new Taiwan policies. We will prove that the United States no longer dominates the Taiwan Strait,” it added.
Meanwhile, France’s foreign minister Jean-Marc-Ayrault accused U Trump of showing a lack of respect towards China after the comment on Sunday.
Talking to France 2 television, Jean-Marc-Ayrault said: “China is a big country. We can have our differences with China, but you don’t talk to a partner like that. When China feels questioned on its unity, that’s not exactly very clever.”
Earlier this month, Trump spoke with Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen on phone, threatening to ignite a diplomatic showdown with China even before he takes office.
This was the first time since 1979 that the leader of the island and the US president or president-elect has communicated with each other.