China Threatens To “Take Revenge” If Trump Violates “One-China” Policy As Taiwan President Lands In US
by Tyler Durden
Jan 9, 2017
Around the time Taiwan’s president Tsai Ing-wen, who last month infamously spoke to Trump putting the long-standing “One China” policy in jeopardy, made a controversial stopover in Houston, China’s state-run tabloid Global Times warned U.S. President-elect Donald Trump that China would “take revenge” if he reneged on the one-China policy.
The Taiwan president met senior U.S. Republican lawmakers during her stopover in Houston on Sunday en route to Central America, where she will visit Honduras, Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador. Tsai will stop in San Francisco on Jan. 13, her way back to Taiwan.
While Ing-wen did not meet with the president-elect or members of his transition team, that will hardly mollify China which had previously asked the United States not to allow Tsai to enter or have formal government meetings under the one China policy. Beijing considers self-governing Taiwan a renegade province ineligible for state-to-state relations. The subject is a sensitive one for China.
A photograph tweeted by Texas Governor Greg Abbott shows him meeting Tsai, with a small table between them adorned with the U.S., Texas and Taiwanese flags.