Trump given warning over upending China policy

AFP-Jiji WASHINGTON (AFP-Jiji) — President Barack Obama on Friday warned his successor Donald Trump against antagonizing China by reaching out to Taiwan, saying he could risk a “very significant” response if he upends decades of diplomatic tradition.

“The idea of One China is at the heart of their conception as a nation. And so if you are going to upend this understanding, you have to have thought through what the consequences are, because the Chinese will not treat that the way they’ll treat some other issues,” Obama told a year-end press conference.

“This goes to the core of how they see themselves, and their reaction on this issue could end up being very significant.”Speech

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