US President-elect Donald Trump says he might remove sanctions from Russia and that he won't commit to the "one China" policy until he sees progress from Beijing in its currency and trade practices.
In excerpts from an hour-long interview published by the Wall Street Journal on Friday, Mr Trump said: "If you get along and if Russia is really helping us, why would anybody have sanctions if somebody's doing some really great things?"
Mr Trump suggested he might do away with the sanctions - imposed by the Obama administration in late December in response to Moscow's alleged cyber attacks - if Moscow proves helpful in battling terrorists and reaching other goals important to Washington.
He told the newspaper he is prepared to meet with Russian President Vladimir Putin some time after he is sworn in on January 20.
"I understand that they would like to meet, and that's absolutely fine with me," Mr Trump said.
Asked if he supported the "one China" policy on Taiwan that has underpinned US relations with Beijing for decades, Mr Trump said: "Everything is under negotiation including One China."
Mr Trump angered the Chinese by taking a congratulatory phone call after his election win from Taiwan's leader and questioning the "one China" policy.
The United States has acknowledged the Chinese position that there is only one China and that Taiwan is part of China.
Mr Trump has said in the past he would label China a currency manipulator after he takes office.
China's Foreign Ministry responded on Saturday by saying the "One China" principle was non-negotiable and was the "political basis" for China-US relations.