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    Chinese FM Wang Brushes Off Taiwan's Call With Trump as 'Little Trick'

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    Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi on Saturday dismissed Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen’s surprise phone call with US President-elect Donald Trump as Taipei’s trick.

    MOSCOW (Sputnik) — Trump spoke with Tsai on the phone on Friday, in a move that broke with the White House’s four-decade-long policy on what Beijing considers its breakaway province.

    President Tsai Ing-wen’s phone call with Donald Trump was simply "a little trick" of Taiwan, the Chinese foreign policy chief was quoted as saying by the state news agency Xinhua.

    Trump emphasized in a tweet the talks were not his initiative. He said President Tsai congratulated him on his November 8 victory.

    ​The United States sticks officially to a "One China" position but has kept informal relations with the island east of the Chinese mainland after severing diplomatic ties with it in 1979.


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