U.S. State Department says U.S. "one-China" policy has not changed

FILE PHOTO: U.S. State Department spokesman Ned Price dons his face mask after his first daily press briefing at the State Department in Washington, U.S. February 2, 2021. Nicholas Kamm/Pool via REUTERS

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - The U.S. State Department said on Wednesday its support of a “one-China” policy over Taiwan has not changed.

A statement issued by the Biden administration on Jan. 23, its first Saturday in office, expressing strong support for Taiwan in the face of military pressure from China, made no mention of the long-held U.S. policy towards the island.

Asked if the United States still supported the policy, State Department spokesman Ned Price told a regular briefing: “Yes ... our policy has not changed.”

Reporting by David Brunnstrom, Simon Lewis and Humeyra Pamuk, Editing by Franklin Paul