China lodges formal complaint with US over Trump's call with Taiwan prezDecember 03, 2016 20:47
Beijing has lodged a protest with the United States over a call between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen, the foreign ministry said on Saturday.
"We have already made solemn representations about it to the relevant US side. It must be pointed out that there is only one China in the world. Taiwan is an inalienable part of China's territory," the statement said.
"We urge the relevant parties in the US to abide by the commitment to the one-China policy" and "to handle Taiwan-related issues with caution and care to avoid unnecessarily interfering with the overall situation of Sino-US relations," it said.
Trump's telephone call with Tsai broke with decades of foreign policy and fuelled fears he is improvising on international affairs.
It is thought that no US president or president-elect has spoken with a leader of Taiwan for 37 years, after the US implemented a "One China" policy.