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China says Donald Trump clear about Taiwan

Trump, who vowed during his campaign to label China a currency manipulator, has issued more tough rhetoric

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Ben Blanchard & Roberta Rampton  |  Beijing | Washington 

US President-elect Trump is clear about China’s position on the Taiwan issue and China has maintained contacts with his team, the foreign ministry said on Monday, as Trump took to Twitter to complain about Chinese economic and military policy. Trump’s unusual call with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday prompted a diplomatic protest on Saturday, though US Vice-President-elect Mike Pence played down the telephone conversation, saying it was a “courtesy” call, not intended to show a shift in U.S. policy on China. In Beijing, foreign ministry spokesman Lu Kang ...

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First Published: Tue, December 06 2016. 00:16 IST