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>> President elect Donald Trump's phone call heard around the world from the leader of Taiwan's still reverberating on Monday. President Obama's team admitting it was forced to reassure China, Trump's break with decades of diplomacy did not equal a change in US policy. White House Spokesman Josh Earnest.>> I can confirm that US officials including senior officials of the National Security Council have been in touch with their Chinese counterparts to reiterate our country's commitment to a one China policy.
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This is a policy that's been in place for nearly 40 years and it has been focused on promoting, and preserving peace, and stability.>> Only mainland China is recognized by the US and not the Republic of China off the coast on the island of Taiwan referred to by that name in the West.
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Taiwan has slowly lost diplomatic standing as country's adjusted to a Communist controlled China. Citing unnamed sources of Washington Post story Monday said, taking the call with Taiwan was not the blunder of a geo-political novice, but a well-thought out policy shift the Trump team steadfastly referring to the epic breech of protocol as a courtesy call.