BEIJING, Feb. 10 (Xinhua) -- U.S. President Donald Trump on Friday said he fully understands the high significance of the U.S. government's adherence to the one-China policy, adding that the U.S. government adheres to the policy.
The one-China policy is the political basis of China-U.S. relations. When former U.S. president Richard Nixon visited China in early 1972 to end the two nations' more than two decades of estrangement, both sides reached the agreement that there is only one China in the world and Taiwan is part of China.
This agreement has since served as an indispensable ballast for the stability and development of China-U.S. ties.
In December 1978, China and the United States issued the Joint Communique on the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations, in which the United States "recognizes the government of the People's Republic of China as the sole legal government of China" and "acknowledges the Chinese position that there is but one China and Taiwan is a part of China."
The one-China policy is also the foundation stone for the Chinese government's policy on Taiwan.