President Trump signs US ‘Taiwan Travel Act’, says White House

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US President Donald Trump on Friday signed the so-called “Taiwan Travel Act,” which aims to encourage visits between US and Taiwan functionaries at all levels, according to the White House.

Earlier, the Chinese Foreign Ministry expressed its strong opposition to the legislation saying it severely violates the one-China policy and regulation of three signal China-US joint communiques.

In a statement after the signing was announced, the Chinese embassy in Washington said clauses of the act “severely violate the one-China principle, the political foundation of the China-US relationship.”

“China is strongly dissatisfied with that and firmly opposes it,” the statement said, adding that the United States should “stop pursuing any official ties with Taiwan or improving its current relations with Taiwan in any substantive way.”

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