CHINA/FOREIGN POLICY/TAIWAN/TRUMP AS PRESIDENT: “President Donald Trump has not decided whether he will sign legislation that would allow U.S. officials to travel to Taiwan to meet their Taiwanese counterparts, the White House said on Thursday, as China repeated its opposition.
The legislation, approved by both chambers of the U.S. Congress, has angered China, which regularly calls self-ruled Taiwan the most sensitive issue in Sino-U.S. ties.
China regards the island as a wayward Chinese province with no right to state-to-state relations… In Beijing, Chinese Foreign Ministry spokesman Lu Kang reiterated China’s anger over the legislation… Lu urged the United States to abide by the ‘one China’ policy and cease official exchanges with Taiwan.
If Trump does not veto it, the bill will become law at 12:01 a.m. EDT (0401 GMT) on Saturday even if he does not sign it, congressional aides said.”
-Reuters Staff, “White House says no decision on whether to sign U.S.-Taiwan travel bill,” Reuters, Mar. 15, 2018 12:36pm