President-elect Donald Trump’s phone call with Taiwan’s president last week marked the first time that a U.S. president or president-elect has spoken with Taiwan’s leader since 1979.
China views Taiwan as a rogue province, and as NPR’s Jackie Northam writes: “It’s part of a one-China policy the U.S. has gone along with since the 1970s as part of a compromise to work with Beijing on other issues.”
Over the weekend Trump tweeted a series of tweets criticizing China’s actions in the South China Sea along with its monetary policy. During the campaign, Trump also threatened to label China as currency manipulator.
We take a look at China’s reaction to Trump and the details of the president-elect’s outreach to Taiwan with Wen Huang, author of The Little Red Guard and Death in the Lucky Holiday Hotel.