Beijing Says ‘One China’ Policy Isn’t Negotiable -By TE-PING CHEN Jan. 14, 2017 1:34 p.m. ET


Foreign ministry spokesman says policy is foundation of the countries’ relationship

The national flags of Taiwan and the U.S. hang outside the Imperial Hotel Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has said that the 'One China' policy on Taiwan is up for negotiation under his administration.

The national flags of Taiwan and the U.S. hang outside the Imperial Hotel Taipei in Taipei, Taiwan. U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has said that the ‘One China’ policy on Taiwan is up for negotiation under his administration. PHOTO: EUROPEAN PRESSPHOTO AGENCY

Mr. Trump told The Wall Street Journal in a Friday interview that the longstanding policy, under which the U.S. agrees not to recognize Taiwan diplomatically, was up in the air. Mr. Trump said that he wouldn’t commit to the policy unless he saw progress from Beijing on issues such as trade practices and currency.

“Everything is under negotiation including one China,’” he said.

Chinese foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang said in a statement that the policy was the foundation of U.S.-China ties and was nonnegotiable.

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