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Trump accedes to ‘one China’ policy

CAPITULATION?One expert said the US president’s reaffirmation of the decades-old position hinted at the moderating influence of his secretaries of state and defense

AFP, WASHINGTON

“Without honoring the ‘one China’ policy, the relationship only has one way to go: down to hell,” Xu said, adding that “now the two sides can assume business as usual. They are back to square one.”

A senior European diplomat told reporters he hoped that the call indicated an end to Trump’s “incoherent signals” on China.

“Maybe the phone call marks the beginning of a more rational and consistent policy,” he said.

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