Late-night U.S talk shows joke about Tsai-Trump call

Late-night U.S talk shows joke about Tsai-Trump call

He tweeted: "Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into..."

A Taiwanese source who spoke on condition of anonymity Sunday said that the last thing the Tsai government wants is for Mr. Trump's call to trigger diplomatic friction between Taipei and Beijing.

The China's foreign ministry protested President-elect Donald Trump action of breaking a decades-long conciliatory tradition by speaking directly with the president of Taiwan while de-emphasizing the importance of the exchange.

Aside from the United States actually taxing Chinese goods, though at lower rates than China taxes products from the United States, experts said the call may represent a shift in USA policy toward both Taiwan and China.

"I do not believe that accepting a courtesy phone call of congratulations is provocative", Yates said, in response to those criticisms. He has apparently undertaken calls with foreign leaders without guidance customarily given by the State Department, which oversees USA diplomacy. That acknowledgement came just months after the RNC at its convention in July quietly added to its party platform a nod to the Taiwanese people: "We salute the people of Taiwan, with whom we share the values of democracy, human rights, a free market economy and the rule of law", the GOP platform states. The Chinese foreign ministry said that it had lodged "solemn representations" with the USA over the phone call and urged caution.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry lodged a formal complaint with the U.S., warning how critical the One Policy was to good relations between the two superpowers.

China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province and the two have almost gone to war three times since 1949.

The president-elect talked to President Xi two weeks ago in the same manner. "Too many mamby-pamby people in the foreign policy shop are saying, 'Oh my gosh we can't do this, we might insult the Chinese'".

The U.S. shifted diplomatic recognition to China from Taiwan in 1979.

Although Trump's upcoming chief of staff Reince Priebus said on Monday that Moore in not an adviser for Trump's transition, Moore was listed as one of Trump's advisers during the presidential campaign.

Lu also said he would not speculate on what prompted the call, but described the matter of Taiwan as the most important and sensitive question between China and the United States.

Taiwanese media had earlier reported that Tsai would stay briefly in Trump's home city of NY and that she would try to meet members of his transition team. Taiwan's official Central News Agency, citing anonymous sources on Saturday, said that Edwin Feulner, founder of the Washington-based Heritage Foundation, was a "crucial figure" in setting up communication channels between the sides.



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