White House reaffirms 'One China' policy after Trump calls Taiwan leader

China's President Xi Jinping (R) shaking hands with US President Barack Obama before the G20 leaders' family photo in Hangzhou on September 4, 2016Washington (AFP) – The White House reaffirmed Friday its backing for the policy that recognizes Beijing as the sole government of “One China” after President-elect Donald Trump risked Chinese ire by calling the leader of Taiwan, in a break with US norms.

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