The call was the first between the two superpower leaders since Mr Trump was inaugurated ( Image Credit: AP )

Trump backs One China policy in 'cordial' call with Xi

US President Donald Trump has agreed to honour the so-called "One China" policy in a phone call with Chinese President Xi Jinping, the White House said.

The One China policy is the diplomatic acknowledgement that there is only one Chinese government.

Mr Trump had placed the long-standing policy in doubt when he spoke with Taiwan's president in December.

China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province to be reunified with the mainland.

The move was a major break from traditional protocol and provoked an official complaint from China.

The telephone conversation was...