Sat, May 20, Yet, the island's first female president seems focused on policy initiatives at home as well as maintaining robust relations with the United States, Taiwan's most important source of arms and political support.
President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan's president, with editorials in two newspapers saying the move showed Trump's inexperience. China's national English-language newspaper, the China Daily, said the minute call "exposed nothing but the inexperience Trump and his transition team have in dealing with foreign affairs".
The Friday call was the first by a U.
China's Foreign Ministry said on Saturday it had lodged "stern representations" with what it called the "relevant U. China considers Taiwan a wayward province and has never renounced the use of force to bring it under its control.
The China Daily said that for Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, the call "achieves nothing substantial, only pride in making what is an illusionary 'groundbreaking move', and temporarily diverting public attention on the island away from her bad performance".
Her attempts to "stir up tension The Global Times, a hawkish tabloid under the ruling Communist Party's top newspaper the People's Daily, called Trump "bluffing and unpredictable", but said he did not have plans to overturn America's international relationships.
The Global Times added targeting him would be inappropriate since he is not yet president. Instead, China could send a message to Trump by punishing Taiwan, wooing away one or two of the island's diplomatic allies or beefing up military deployments against Taiwan, it said.
He puts out feelers to sound China out and chalk up some petty benefits. The trip would take place before Trump's inauguration January 20 and Tsai's delegation would seek to meet with Trump's team, including Reince Priebus, Trump's White House chief of staff, the report said.
Taiwan's Presidential Office said media reports about a January trip were "excessive speculation". It said it would announce any presidential trips at the appropriate time. Reporting by John Ruwitch; Additional reporting by J.It is highly unusual, probably unprecedented, for a U.S.
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