Showing that he IS LEARNING (And listening to advice) after three weeks in office that Foreign Policy is about what about more that his concept of a fair ‘deal’ , and is not something he wants to get into serious wrestling match that would destabilize the whole of the South China see and cost Americans TONS of money in products the get from China ?
(China is the second biggest economic power on the planet, fast approaching America…It has everything Russia has and more times multiples…)
Donald Trump has endorsed the firm American policy of a One China….
A LOT of things the American President simply cannot just arbitrarily change…
The US military can also relax a little….
President Trump just backed down from what could have been a serious fight with China.
On Thursday evening in Washington, he appeared to shy away from confrontation with Beijing by agreeing to honor the one-China policy, during a lengthy telephone call with China’s President Xi Jinping.
The move is set to ease tensions between the world’s two most powerful nations: relations had been inflamed after Trump suggested he would only commit to the one-China policy if Beijing addressed his concerns about trade and currency issues.
Experts had previously noted with concern that Trump had not spoken to Xi since his inauguration, despite speaking or meeting with at least 18 other world leaders — although the two men did talk by phone days after Trump’s election victory.
In a statement issued late Thursday, the White House said the two men had held a lengthy and “extremely cordial” conversation.
“The two leaders discussed numerous topics and President Trump agreed, at the request of President Xi, to honor our one-China policy,” the White House statement said.
In return, Xi said he “appreciated his U.S. counterpart, Donald Trump, for stressing that the U.S. government adheres to the one-China policy,” which he called the “political basis” of relations between the two nations, state news agency Xinhua reported.
“The development of China and the United States absolutely can complement each other and advance together. Both sides can absolutely become very good cooperative partners,” Xi said.
The one-China policy forms the bedrock of U.S.-China diplomatic ties, established by President Richard Nixon and China’s leader Mao Zedong 1979. It rules out independence and diplomatic recognition for the island of Taiwan….