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Taiwan, Trump and a Telephone: How a Simple Act Called Out a Contradiction in U.S. Diplomacy

Rodger Baker
Senior VP of Strategic Analysis, Stratfor
Dec 6, 2016 | 08:21 GMT
Taiwan Tsai Ing-wen telephone call with US President Donald Trump
Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen speaks with U.S. President-elect Donald Trump. Despite commentators' speculation, it is very unlikely that either Tsai or Trump made the call without giving it careful consideration first.
(Reuters)

With his characteristic bluntness, U.S. President-elect Donald Trump has, at least briefly, wiped away some diplomatic niceties and sent China a clear message: If Beijing wants to sit at the grown-ups' table, it will have to act like an adult....

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