China Political News
Trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a congratulatory telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, and he has also said the “One China” policy was up for negotiation.
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“If Trump is determined to use this gambit in taking office, a period of fierce, damaging interactions will be unavoidable,” the China Daily said.
China claims almost all of the South China Sea, where about $5 trillion worth of sea-borne trade passes every year.
China has also said it is building a second aircraft carrier. China’s only carrier is the second-hand, Soviet-built Liaoning, which this week unsettled neighbors with drills in the disputed South China Sea.
China’s top anti-graft watchdog said on Monday that a mechanism to keep officials in check independent of the Communist Party cannot exist in China, as it vowed to build a new supervision system to underpin President Xi Jinping’s war on
If people want to come and look at China’s first aircraft carrier, they are welcome, defence ministry said, brushing off encounters with Japanese military.
Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying said people should not read much into what the carrier was up to, as its movements were within the law.
China has not previously imposed any specific environmental taxes, and the new levy will replace an earlier system of miscellaneous charges that are regarded as far too low to deter polluters.
“The UUV was lawfully conducting a military survey in the waters of the South China Sea,” one official said, speaking on condition of anonymity.
China’s growing military presence in the disputed South China Sea has fueled concern, with the United States criticizing its militarization of maritime outposts.
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Trump’s challenges to China on trade and Taiwan have rattled American companies who have long benefited from stable relations between the two countries.
Huo Jianguo, former head a trade policy body under China’s Commerce Ministry, said Trump is likely to reduce United States’ engagement with the world, presenting an opening for China.
“If he tries to sabotage the One China policy or harm China’s core interests, ultimately he will lift a rock to crush his own toes,” Wang Yi said Chinese foreign minister.
Donald Trump said the United States did not have to stick to its long-held stance that Taiwan is part of one China, calling it the basis for relations.
China said Terry Branstad was an “old friend” after a report that he accepted President-elect Donald Trump’s offer to become U.S. ambassador to China.
Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen is to visit Guatemala, one of its diplomatic allies, on Jan. 11-12, its Foreign Minister Carlos Raul Morales said.
“This is a major, inevitable change,” Xi Jinping told the meeting. “We must seize the opportunity and make breakthroughs.”
“We meet at a hinge moment in the China-U.S. relationship,” Xi Jinping said at the start of the meeting, through an interpreter.
During the raucous election campaign, Donald Trump fuelled concerns among many of the United States’ trading partners by pledging to renegotiate NAFTA.
China’s stability-obsessed leaders do not know what to make of the 70-year-old Trump, whose win over Hillary Clinton was unexpected.