Trump Telephones Taiwan
President-elect Trump went against four decades of international diplomacy protocol on Friday when he called the leader of Taiwan, President Tsai Ing. This is the first conversation between the Presidents of the two nations since 1979. The call sparked a diplomatic crisis in both Beijing and Washington, and raised questions of how Trump’s brash style will translate into presidential intricacies. This connection with Taiwan, a republic of China, could interrupt the delicate and critical diplomatic and trade relationship with China. Many Republicans praised Trump's boldness in contrast to Obama’s perceived unassertiveness in foreign policy. Chinese officials contacted the White House for an explanation about Trump’s call while newspapers, such as the China Daily, mark the call as exposing “nothing but his and his transition team's inexperience in dealing with foreign affairs.”
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