Beijing dismisses Trump-Taiwan call as ploy by Taipei

Agence France-Presse

Posted at Dec 03 2016 02:32 PM

BEIJING - A call between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen was a "ploy by the Taiwan side that simply cannot change... the One China framework", Beijing's Foreign Minister Wang Yi told Hong Kong's Phoenix TV on Saturday.

"I do not think it will change the one-China policy that the US government has insisted on applying over the years," Wang was quoted as saying after Trump broke with decades of cautious US diplomacy to speak with the Taiwanese president.

"The One China principle is the cornerstone of the healthy development of Sino-US relations, and we do not want any interference or disappearance of this political foundation," he added.