Beijing 'seriously concerned' by Trump's One China remarks

Donald Trump has defended taking a call from Tsai Ing-wen, the democratically elected president of TaiwanBeijing issued its first clear warning Monday over Donald Trump’s fiery rhetoric, as state media said the Asian giant could back “forces hostile to the US” if the president-elect follows through with threats to drop Washington’s One China policy. It was the strongest signal yet from Chinese authorities that abandoning the One China policy, which guides relations with self-ruling Taiwan, would upset decades of carefully managed Sino-US relations and end cooperation between the world’s top two economies. Beijing has not controlled Taiwan for more than 60 years but foreign ministry spokesman Geng Shuang said it considered the island a “core interest” that affected China’s sovereignty and territorial integrity.

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