12-12-16: Beijing to Trump: “One China” policy not up for discussion

By Anya Palm

Chinese state-run newspaper Global Times this morning answers a surprising question put forward by US President Elect Donald Trump. In an interview with the American Fox News, Trump questions US support to China´s “One China” policy by remarking he doesn´t “know why we have to be bound by a “One China” policy unless we make a deal with China”.

In this editorial, the newspaper makes it clear that the policy is not to be used as a bargaining tool in US-Chinese politics.