Following a controversial call by US President-Elect Donald Trump to Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen, Beijing calls on the White House to block the passage of the Taiwan President into the United States. Trump’s call to Tsai was a breach of protocol creating more tension between the US and China.
China views Taiwan as part of its province and Tsa’s authority is only a figure to China. Beijing hopes that the United States would permit their request and block the entrance of Tsai to prevent sending “wrong signals” to “Taiwan Independence Forces.” The Chinese Foreign Ministry said that Tsai’s true aim was “self-evident” given her affiliation with the independence-leaning Democratic Progressive Party of Taiwan.
US President-Elect Donald Trump conversed with Taiwan’s President for 10 minutes, breaking protocol and infuriating China. According to sources, former Republican Presidential Nominee Bob Dole had six months in planning to establish the long-range high-level contact.
Donald Trump in a statement said advisers have briefed him about protocol and said it would displease China to which he said “screw ‘em” if they disagree with his idea. Democracy — a watchdog organisation in the United States — said Donald Trump’s actions are “very strange.” He said that by allowing Taiwan Lobbyist Bob Dole to arrange the meeting, Trump’s foreign policy has questionable integrity as Dole factors in Taiwan’s interests above the United States.”