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

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BEIJING (Reuters) – China on Wednesday urged the United States not to allow representatives of Taiwan to attend U.S. President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration.

Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman Hua Chunying made the comment at a regular press briefing.

Trump broke with decades of precedent last month by taking a congratulatory telephone call from Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, angering Beijing, which sees Taiwan as part of China. He has also said the “One China” policy was up for negotiation.

Trump’s inauguration is on Friday.

(Reporting by Ben Blanchard; Writing by Michael Martina; Editing by Randy Fabi)

 

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