on Saturday told the United States that one China policy is the
political foundation of bilateral ties and "is nonnegotiable."
Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang made the remarks in response to US
President-elect Donald Trump’s statement that the one China policy on
Taiwan is up for negotiation and that he is not fully committed to it.
"Everything is under negotiation including one China," Trump was quoted
as saying in a Friday interview with the Wall Street Journal.
It must be pointed out that there is but one China in the world, and
that Taiwan is an inalienable part of China, Lu said in a statement
issued on Saturday evening.
The government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate
government representing China, "which is an internationally recognized
fact and no one can change it," said Lu.
"We urge the relevant party in the United States to realize the high
sensitivity of the Taiwan issue and abide by commitments made by
previous US governments to the one China policy and the principles of
the three joint communiques," he said.
Lu urged the US side to properly deal with the Taiwan issue so as to
avoid undermining the healthy and steady development of bilateral ties
and cooperation in major areas.