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President Elect Donald Trump’s “shenanigans” with the Taiwanese

(Last Updated On: December 4, 2016)

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!” trump-taiwan_tweet1

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.” trump-taiwan_tweet_21

Many believe Trump’s phone conversation with Taiwanese could easily anger China and erupt the relationship between the two countries.

 

About Miles J. Edwards

Founder of A.T.L. Webmag. Belvedere Park resident and downtown Atlanta enthusiast.

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