The Wall Street Journal: Donald Trump spoke with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen

President-elect Donald Trump spoke with President Tsai Ing-wen of Taiwan on Friday, his transition team said, in what was believed to be the first conversation between a U.S. president-elect and Taiwan’s leader in decades.

The conversation is certain to infuriate Beijing, which has long sought to block any formal U.S. diplomatic relations with the island off China’s coast. Chinese leaders consider Taiwan a Chinese territory, not a sovereign nation.

The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!

— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) December 3, 2016

The Trump transition team didn’t offer many details of the discussion but said Trump spoke with the Taiwanese leader, “who offered her congratulations.

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