Three sources said one possibility being considered was conducting war games near the self-ruled island that China considers as a breakaway province. Another was a series of economic measures to cripple Taiwan.
President-elect Donald Trump named Peter Navarro, an economist who has urged a hard line on trade with China, to head a newly formed White House National Trade Council, the transition team said on Wednesday.
The best way for journalists to cover Trump moving forward is to assume they’ll never have any access. That means news organizations can, and should, stop fretting about possibly offending Trump.
It’s beginning to look like Donald Trump does not know how this whole president-ing thing works. And since he has the curiosity level of a pet rock, chances don’t seem great that he’ll be learning anytime soon.
Asked whether any shift in policy should be read into the call, Pence said: “I don’t think so. This was a courtesy call. The democratically elected president of Taiwan called to congratulate the president-elect.”
China’s Xinhua news agency said Trump should know Beijing can be “cooperative” if Washington respects China’s interests, including the issue of Taiwan.
Trump’s call was the first such contact with Taiwan by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Carter adopted a one-China policy in 1979.
A powerful typhoon battered Taiwan on Saturday with strong wind and torrential rain, cutting power to 3.62 million households as the death toll rose to six.
By Yu-Tzu Chiu and Andreas Landwehr, dpa TAIPEI — A lawyer has been unable to contact Jaycee Chan, the son of martial arts film star Jackie Chan, after his drugs-related arrest in Beijing, the Chans’ management company said Tuesday. M’Stones International apologized for his arrest and said it would “supervise his rehabilitation and help him […]
By Yu-Tzu Chiu, dpa TAIPEI, Taiwan — At least 26 people were killed and some 270 injured in several explosions caused by gas leaks in the southern Taiwanese city of Kaohsiung, local authorities said Friday. Four firefighters were among the dead. They had been called to the scene late on Thursday after the underground explosions […]
Taipei (AFP) – At least 42 people were killed in a plane crash in Taiwan on Wednesday, officials said, with witnesses and local media reporting the flight came down in a storm after an aborted landing. TransAsia Airways flight GE222 was carrying 58 people on a domestic flight when it crashed into houses near Magong […]
By Ralph Jennings and Julie Makinen, Los Angeles Times TAIPEI, Taiwan — Anti-China riots in Vietnam left two Chinese citizens dead and more than 100 injured, China’s state-run media said Thursday, as officials in Taiwan worked to evacuate its nationals from the Southeast Asian country. About 1,000 Taiwanese-owned companies have been affected by the violence, and […]
Nanjing (China) (AFP) – China and Taiwan on Tuesday held their first government-to-government talks since they split 65 years ago after a brutal civil war — a symbolic yet historic move between the former bitter rivals. Taipei’s Wang Yu-chi, who oversees the island’s China policy, met his Beijing counterpart Zhang Zhijun in Nanjing on the […]