China says Trump clear about Taiwan, in touch with his team

U.S. President-elect Donald Trump arrives at a costume party at the home of hedge fund billionaire and campaign donor Robert Mercer in Head of the HarborBy Ben Blanchard and Roberta Rampton BEIJING/WASHINGTON (Reuters) – U.S. 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 U.S. 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.

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