U.S., Japan Test Xi With Taiwan Moves Ahead of Trump Summit

Rex Tillerson and Fumio Kishida, Japan’s foreign minister, in Tokyo on March 16.Photographer: Toru Yamanaka/Pool via Bloomberg

(Bloomberg) The two allies have made a series of moves signaling more-direct relations with the diplomatically isolated island even after Trump reaffirmed the U.S.’s long-standing policy recognizing that both sides are part of “One China.”

While Trump hasn’t said anything provocative about Taiwan since taking office, tensions between the island and China are running high because Tsai’s pro-independence Democratic Progressive Party swept the Beijing-friendly Kuomintang from power last year.

Source: by Ting Shi, Bloomberg

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