Friday President elect Donald Trump accepted a phone call from Taiwanese President, Tsai Ing-wen, and tweeted about it: “The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!”
China views Taiwan as a renegade providence, and since 1979 China and the United States entered into a formal agreement called “One China” policy that Taiwan is apart of China and where no type of interaction with Taiwan will take place without the permission of China; Beijing is the one leading authority of all of China.
China’s Foreign Minister Geng Shuang labeled the phone call by the Taiwanese to Trump a shenanigan and released the following statement, “we urge the relevant side in the US to adhere to the ‘one China’ policy, abide by the pledges in the three joint China-US communiques, and handle issues related to Taiwan carefully and properly to avoid causing unnecessary interference to the overall China-U.S. relationship.”
Trump tweeted afterwards, voicing his opinion on what he said was just a simple phone call by the Taiwanese congratulating him on his presidential win: “Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call.”
Many believe Trump’s phone conversation with Taiwanese could easily anger China and erupt the relationship between the two countries.