China urges U.S. to bar Taiwan delegation from Trump inauguration

The war of words between US President-elect Donald Trump and China continues to rage on as a delegation from Taiwan is set to attend the Republican's inauguration on 20 January.Earlier in the week, Taiwan's foreign ministry announced it would send a delegation headed by Yu Shyi-kun, a former premier under President Chen Shui-bian, according to South Korean news agency Yonhap.

Reports state that China will send its ambassador to the US, Cui Tiankai, for Donald Trump's inauguration in Washington.

Mr Anthony Scaramucci, a hedge-fund investor who is representing the Trump team at the World Economic Forum, said instead that the U.S. wanted to have a "phenomenal relationship" with China.

Mr Wang said last month that the jobs of his 20,000 USA employees would be on the line if the Trump administration mishandled Chinese investment.

"It is important to put yourself in the other's shoes, respect each others' core interests and major concerns, and avoid misunderstandings through in-depth communication and dialogue on the basis of equality and mutual respect", she said.

Trump angered Beijing and upset decades of diplomatic precedent by talking by phone with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen shortly after winning November's presidential election.

Well, Hua will be disappointed to know that the United States has made no move to stop the Taiwanese delegation team - which is led by Yu Shyi-kun, the former chairman of Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party (DPP) - from attending the inauguration.

While on the other hand, Chinese Commerce Ministry spokesman Sun Jiwen was of the opinion that the government was willing to work closely with the new USA administration in order to promote healthy ties between the two countries.

On Monday, China's Foreign Ministry said the "one-China principle" is not negotiable and any attempt to reconsider the issue would have a negative effect.

The communist country considers Taiwan a breakaway province.

The government attaches great importance to Taiwan's relations with the United States and China and remains consistent and firm on its policy of promoting cross-strait peace and stability, MAC Deputy Minister Chiu Chui-cheng (邱垂正) said at a press briefing, when asked to comment on a suggestion made by Trump that he would negotiate over the "one China" policy with Beijing after taking office. "China is a major buyer of American cotton, wheat, beans and Boeing aircraft", the paper added in the editorial carried in its Chinese and English-language editions, without elaborating.

Under President Jimmy Carter, the U.S. switched its diplomatic recognition of China from Taipei to Beijing in a joint communiqué issued by America and the People's Republic of China, acknowledging "the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is part of China". Taiwan is the US' ninth-largest trading partner, and the United States is Taiwan's second-largest, the US State Department says.

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