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For almost 50 years, the United States has abided by the "One China" policywhich recognizes Taiwan as a province of mainland China instead of its own country. The United States has not held direct diplomatic ties to the Republic of China, the ruling government of Taiwan, in 44 years. But President-elect Trump is showing signs he may not honor the "One China" policy. Could this be a tough trade stance or a signal of real change toward U.S.-China relations? Read more and vote below!

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There are in fact two governments in what we refer to as "China." One is the "People's Republic of China" and the other is the "Republic of China," which governs Taiwan and other islands. The U.S. only has direct diplomatic ties with the prior. 

"As a policy, this means that countries seeking diplomatic relations with the People's Republic of China (PRC, Mainland China) must break official relations with the Republic of China (ROC, Taiwan) and vice versa."

The Washington Post broke down the subtle relationship this way

The United States has made it clear that it does not consider the political entity on Taiwan (whether it is called “Taiwan” or “the ROC”) to be a state within the international community. Here it agrees with the PRC. However, it does not accept Beijing’s contention that the island of Taiwan, or its government and people, are parts of China. The formal U.S. legal position is that the island’s status is "undetermined." This means, remarkably, that since 1979, the United States has conducted a relationship with a government it does not officially recognize, that rules a state it does not acknowledge exists, on an island the status of which is undetermined. Such are the subtleties of international diplomacy.
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It's time we play hard ball with China. 

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This is bad. 

The U.S. and Chinese economies are interdependent. There's nothing we can do that wouldn't have blow back on us. We are on good terms with China and if it ain't broke...

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Yea, this could get ugly real quick. This might be one of those times when the status quo of no nuclear bombs dropping is a good deal! 

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The U.S. should be principled. Taiwan is a Democracy and the People's Republic of China is a communist government. Why aren't we standing up for Taiwan more? 

And yea, maybe China did fly a nuclear bomb over the South-China sea. That's a good reason to be scared, but that doesn't mean we should just back down. That's intimidation and bullying, and America should not stand for it.

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Calm down. This is how deals get done. Create some leverage, act like you mean it, and then take what you get. Trump is a masterstand back and watch. We'll either get to recognize Taiwan or we'll get something else that is positive for the U.S.

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Should the U.S. renegotiate the 'One China' policy?
#ItsOneChina
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