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Taiwan president met with protesters, supporters in U.S. stopover

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 01:19

Groups protest Taiwanese leader's stop in San Francisco - her second stop in the U.S. this month. Nathan Frandino reports.

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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-Wen dropping by San Francisco on a U.S. stopover that has raised questions about the long-standing "one China" policy. That policy draws on the U.S. acknowledging the Chinese position that there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of China... a policy now being questioned after U.S. President-elect Donald Trump accepted a congratulatory call from Tsai on his election win. In San Francisco, protesters and supporters met outside the hotel where Tsai was due to meet with business leaders. Members of the North American Friends of Tsai Association gathered to support the Taiwan president, while others called for the "one China" policy to stay. China suspects she is seeking formal independence from the mainland... an idea that demonstrators denounced. (SOUNDBITE) (English) DEMONSTRATOR JOHN LEE OF CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA SAYING: "We think that China should be united as one country not as two, therefore we are here to protest her passing through the United States." Trump said he would reconsidered the long-standing "one China" policy, a principle Beijing considers "non-negotiable."

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Taiwan president met with protesters, supporters in U.S. stopover

Sunday, January 15, 2017 - 01:19