Fox News Sunday interviewed President-elect Donald J. Trump concerning his criticism regarding the “One China” policy in which he criticized the U.S. role regarding the matter.
“I don’t want China dictating to me,” Trump remarked about the matter, as his recent phone call to Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-Wen aggravated the Chinese government.
Beijing regards the island of Taiwan as part of a pending region to be unified with China. At the end, China demands the U.S. to only deal strictly with them, not both.
Mr. Trump responded to this matter by saying “I don’t know why we have to be bound by a one China policy unless we make a deal with China having to do with other things, including trade,” adding that China’s methods of controlling their currency have resulted in a negative effect towards the U.S. economy.
Ever since former U.S. president Richard Nixon visited China in 1972 to ease diplomatic relations, Beijing has demanded that the U.S. consider them as the only China.
Trump criticized and questioned China’s methods regarding their taxation on the borders whilst the U.S. doesn’t impose it on them, along with China’s construction of a fortification in the South China Sea, which according to him, they should not be doing.
Beijing were outraged about Trump’s phone call with the Taiwanese president, making a statement about it in their Communist Party mouthpiece People’s Daily which read “Provoking friction and messing up China-US relations won’t help ‘make America great again.”
Trump claims that the president of Taiwan was calling him simply to congratulate him on his victory over the elections last month.
A scholar from the American Enterprise Institute and expert regarding US-China relations, Derek Scissors, stated that he doesn’t understand how the United States has not imposed any type of action regarding their trade with China till now, and specifically “on currency or subsidies or cyber-theft of intellectual property.”