Gov’t concerned over reports US, China may sign 4th communique

The Chinese-language Liberty Times reported earlier this month that former U.S. Secretary of State Henry Kissinger had been pushing for a fourth communique in which the U.S. would acknowledge support for the “One China” principle. The principle defines Taiwan as an inalienable part of China.

Under the third joint communique agreed by Beijing and Washington in 1982, the U.S. is committed to not pursuing a “One China, one Taiwan” or “Two Chinas” policy. The document, however, makes no explicit mention of the U.S.’ support for the “One China” principle.

Source: By Joseph Yeh, The China Post

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