(BEIJING) — China’s foreign ministry on Sunday again rejected President-elect Donald Trump’s suggestion that he might use American policy on Taiwan as a bargaining chip between the two sides.
Ministry spokesman Lu Kang said that the “one China” policy is “non-negotiable.” Since recognizing Beijing in 1979, Washington has maintained only unofficial ties with Taiwan, the self-governing island that Beijing considers its territory — a status quo that Trump has repeatedly threatened to upend since winning the November election.
“The government of the People’s Republic of China is the only legitimate government representing China,” Lu said in a statement. “That is the fact acknowledged by the international community and no one can change.”
Trump told The Wall Street Journal in an interview published Friday that “everything is under negotiation, including ‘one China.’”
The interview is the latest indication that Trump could shake up the U.S.-China relationship, particularly on Taiwan, which China considers a core national interest.
Smaller firms set to ‘face £52bn in fines’ for security breaches as cyber-crime skyrockets
- British firms were subjected to almost 230,000 cyber attacks in 2016
- Experts say ‘the scale of threat to small businesses must not be underestimated’
- According to insurer RSA, businesses are not protecting themselves sufficiently
British firms were each subjected to an average of almost 230,000 cyber attacks in 2016, according to analysis from business internet service provider Beaming.
New evidence suggests D.B. Cooper may have worked for Boeing
Published January 15, 2017
A team of scientists selected by federal officials in Seattle have come across new evidence in the mystery of D.B. Cooper.
The Citizen Sleuths have been analyzing particles found on the clip-on-tie that Cooper left behind after he hijacked a Northwest Orient airplane in November 1971.
Tom Kaye, the lead researcher of the group, told King 5 on Friday that a powerful microscope used in their investigation has found more than 100,000 particles on the JCPenny tie.
He added that the group has been trying to identify where some of the particles, including Cerium, Strontium, Sulfide and titanium, may have come from.
One place where the different elements were being used was at Boeing for their high-tech Super Sonic Transport plane, which was being developed in the 1960s and 1970s. Kaye says the evidence could point to Cooper being a contractor or an employee for Boeing where he would’ve had to worn a tie.
Syrian reconciliation official shot dead after leaving meeting with militants – state media
The assassination of Ahmad al-Ghadban, one of the coordinators of the reconciliation in the Wadi Barada area in Damascus Countryside Province, took place on Saturday evening, SANA reported, citing local sources.
Bahrain executes three Shiites in first capital punishment since 2010
The executions come less than a week after the Court of Cassation – the country’s highest – has confirmed the death sentences originally handed out to the three suspects in 2015.
As a result of fears the authorities may go through with the sentences, hundreds of Bahrainis took to the streets in protest in capital Manama on Saturday. Word spread quickly over social media after the parents of the three were summoned to the prison to see their loved ones, Reuters reports.
Germany can’t deport Islamist terrorists because they haven’t got the ID to return home