US is committed to 'One China' policy, but also to Taiwan, says Rex Tillerson

Tillerson (above) questioned whether the One China policy is sustainable for the next 50 years.
Tillerson (above) questioned whether the One China policy is sustainable for the next 50 years.PHOTO: AFP

WASHINGTON (REUTERS) - US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson said on Wednesday (June 14) that the Trump administration is committed to the long-standing "One China" policy as it reviews US policy towards China, but also intends to keep all of its commitments to Taiwan.

"It is important as we engage with them that we are able to fulfill our commitments to Taiwan, which we have every intention of doing," Tillerson told a congressional committee.

"The question is, is the One China policy sustainable for the next 50 years? And those are the kind of discussions we're having. They are extremely complex in many regards," he said.

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