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Taiwan's Tsai seeks to make status quo last

President surprisingly sanguine about Trump's support for 'One China' policy

TAIPEI -- U.S. President Donald Trump's decision to maintain the official view of Taiwan and mainland China as one country went over surprisingly well in Taipei, underscoring President Tsai Ing-wen's pragmatic approach to foreign policy.

Trump's Feb. 10 phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping to honor the "One China" policy is beneficial for maintaining positive relations with Beijing and Washington, said Taiwanese presidential spokesman Alex Huang.

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