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China irked by Trump's chat with Taiwanese president


Trump just threw a wrench into relations between the US and China, and between China and Taiwan:

--- Quote ---Trump may have just accidentally thrown decades of US-China relations into disarray
Jennifer Williams
4 hrs ago

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Donald Trump has been ruffling diplomatic feathers since he was elected by casually talking to world leaders without first getting guidance from the State Department. Heís already angered close allies like Britain and India, but his latest phone call threatens to do far more damage.

Thatís because of who it was with: Taiwanese President Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan.

This isnít just some charming diplomatic faux pas Trump ó this was a blunder of potentially historic proportions. Trumpís call is believed to be the first between a US president-elect and a leader of Taiwan since diplomatic relations between the two countries were severed in 1979.

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