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White House reaffirms one-China stance after Trump's talk with Taiwan leader

Xinhua | Updated: 2016-12-03 17:37

WASHINGTON -- The White House on Friday reaffirmed backing for its long-standing one-China policy and the three China-US joint communiques, after US President-elect Donald Trump received a telephone call from Taiwan leader Tsai Ing-wen.

"We remain firmly committed to our one-China policy based on the three joint communiques," White House National Security Council spokesman Ned Price told local media. "Our fundamental interest is in peaceful and stable cross-Straits relations."

Trump's transition team confirmed in a statement Friday afternoon that Trump spoke with Tsai. Trump later wrote in his Twitter that Tsai "CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency."

It is universally recognized by the international community that there is only one China in the world, and both the mainland and Taiwan belong to one China.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry has made clear that adherence to one-China policy is the prerequisite for Taiwan to conduct contacts with foreign countries or participate in international activities.

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