June 13, 2017 / 5:15 AM / 3 years ago

China says Taiwan should make 'wise choice' on one China principle

BEIJING (Reuters) - China’s Taiwan Affairs Office said on Tuesday that Taiwan should make a “wise choice” on recognizing the one China principle, after Panama dropped ties with the self-ruled island in favor of formal relations with Beijing.

The Taiwan Affairs Office posted the statement to its website.

China distrusts Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen and her ruling party, which traditionally advocates independence for Taiwan. Soon after Tsai took power, Beijing cut official communication channels with her government to try to pressure her to concede that Taiwan is part of China.

Reporting by Michael Martina; Editing by Christian Schmollinger

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