BEIJING (KRQE) – President-elect Donald Trump is making waves as he makes his transition to the White House.
On Friday, he spoke with Taiwan’s president, an unprecedented move for a U.S. leader after the country cut former diplomatic ties with Taiwan in 1979.
China considered the self-governing island of Taiwan part of its territory and in the 1970’s, the U.S. adopted the so-called “one China” policy recognizing Beijing as the official government.
“The notion that the United States, an upcoming President of the of the U.S. might be supporting a pro-independence agenda, will be very very worrisome to China,” said Bonnie Glasser, a U.S.-China relations expert.
On Twitter, the President-elect wrote: :Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment, but I should not accept a congratulatory call.”