Trump honors ‘one China’ policy

United States President Donald Trump during a phone conversation with China President Xi Jinping, agreed to honor the one China policy. The phone conversation took place Thursday night in US.

“President Donald J. Trump and President Xi Jinping of China had a lengthy telephone conversation on Thursday evening. The two leaders discussed numerous topics and President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our “one China” policy,” the White House said in a readout reported by international media.

The One-China policy refers to the policy or view that there is only one state called “China”, despite the existence of two governments that claim to be “China”. As a policy, this means that countries seeking diplomatic relations with the People’s Republic of China (PRC, Mainland China) must break official relations with the Republic of China (ROC, Taiwan) and vice versa.

“Representatives of the United States and China will engage in discussions and negotiations on various issues of mutual interest,” the White House statement said adding that the conversation was cordial.

The two leaders also invited each other to visit their respective countries.