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Beijing can nip threat to 'One China' policy by wooing Taiwan

America under Donald Trump has reconfirmed the long-standing policy, but Beijing could minimise future disruptions with wider international recognition for Taiwan.

A night market in Taipei. Taiwan's Democratic Progressive Party, currently in power, has campaigned for distinct Taiwanese identity since its inception in 1986, drawing back from demand for full recognition. Anything moving towards independence represents a flaming red line on national sovereignty that Beijing vows to never accept.

Kinmen, Taiwan

WITH a phone call and a tweet in December, Donald Trump shook the bedrock of relations with China and Taiwan by questioning the long-standing "One China" policy. Three weeks into Mr Trump's presidency, an unusually cordial telephone conversation followed. Chinese President

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