HEADLINE Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act


Trump signs Taiwan Travel Act

By Hu Zexi | People's Daily app

07:55, March 17, 2018

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Washington (People's Daily) - On Friday, US President Donald Trump signed the Taiwan Travel Act. The measure is aimed at strengthening US-Taiwan relations, a move China has warned could threaten cross-Strait relations.

The bill allows US officials to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taiwanese counterparts, allows high-ranking officials from Taiwan to enter the US “under respectful conditions” to meet with US officials, while encouraging economic and cultural representatives to conduct business on US soil.

"Some of the bill’s clauses seriously violate the one-China principle and the three Sino-US joint communiques," said a spokesperson from China’s Foreign Ministry. 

The one-China principle is the political foundation of China-US bilateral relations. 

China urged the US to adhere to a previous commitment on the Taiwan issue while stressing that it needed to stop deliberating similar actions, properly handle Taiwan-related issues, while maintaining China-US stability as it concerns cross-Strait relations.

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