Trump backs “One China”

WASHINGTON — President Trump told President Xi Jinping of China the US  would honor the “One China” policy. Trump and  Xi “discussed numerous topics in an “extremely cordial” call and said the leaders had invited each other to visit.

Xi, stung by Trump’s telephone call to the president of Taiwan in December, had not spoken to Trump since he week after he was elected. Administration officials concluded that Xi would take a call only if Trump publicly committed to upholding the 44-year-old policy, under which the US recognized a single Chinese government in Beijing and downplayed relations with Taiwan.