Michael Flynn, Mr Trump’s national security adviser, notified China’s foreign-policy official, Yang Jiechi that despite the rhetoric of the campaign and the tough talk about Taiwan being recognized as a sovereign nation apart from China, the President was willing to recognize China’s sovereignty over Taiwan.
At the same time, Defense Secretary Mattis was in Japan talking down tensions with China.
Trump has officially acknowledge the continued One-China policy, laying to rest any questions about the US’s acceptance of China’s sovereignty over Taiwan.
This is a good decision.
This is also in contrast to President Trump’s foolish rhetoric in the prior month’s, questioning the policy.