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 President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3 декабря 2016 г.
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.
Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call.— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) 3 декабря 2016 г.