Donald Trump’s Sunday Twitter outburst naming China has continued to send ripples through Chinese media, as both state-run papers and social media grapple with what is seen as a huge affront to the large Asian power.
It all started last Friday when Trump spoke on the phone with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen — an event he boasted about on Twitter after.
The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2016
The call was seen as unorthodox, and a break in decades-long diplomatic policy; the U.S. has not recognised Taiwan officially as a nation since 1979. Because China sees Taiwan as a breakaway state, official recognition by the U.S. could destabilise China-Taiwan relations. Read more…