Saturday, December 3, 2016

Sen Tom Cotton Commends Trump for Talking to Taiwan's President

At Weekly Standard by John McCormick  -- 

On Friday, Donald Trump became the first president-elect to speak to the leader of Taiwan, above, since 1979. As the Financial Times notes, Trump's call could anger the Communist Chinese regime in Beijing:

Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan.

The telephone call, confirmed by three people, is believed to be the first between a US president-elect and a leader of Taiwan since diplomatic relations between the two were cut in 1979…

"The Chinese leadership will see this as a highly provocative action, of historic proportions," said Evan Medeiros, former Asia director at the White House national security council.


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