December 08, 2016

Is Taiwan a bargaining-chip for Trump on China?

Source: BBC News

Journalist: Barbara Plett Usher

The president-elect upset almost 40 years of US practice in the region by taking a call from the Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen.

It was an unprecedented breach of the protocol that undergirds the One China Policy, which says Taiwan is part of China and not an independent country.

And it raised questions about whether Mr Trump would follow through on campaign pledges to take a tougher line with Beijing.

Read the full article at BBC News.


  • Patrick M. Cronin

    Former Senior Advisor and Senior Director, Asia-Pacific Security Program

    Patrick M. Cronin is a former Senior Advisor and Senior Director of the Asia-Pacific Security Program at the Center for a New American Security (CNAS). Previously, he was the ...