Last quote by Ashley Townshend
Trump's Asia team is broadly hawkish on China and in favor of defending democratic Taiwan on ideological grounds, so the phone call could have been a deliberate signal about a looming policy shift.feedback
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Dec 05 2016
It's also possible that Trump simply took the call on his advisers' recommendations, without fully appreciating the diplomatic consequences.feedback
Dec 05 2016
If Taiwan thinks it has more American support that it actually does, it might take provocative steps towards Beijing that risk a crisis. Similarly, if Beijing thinks that Trump's phone call was a rookie error, when it was actually intended to be signal about stronger U.S. policy on Taiwan, the U.S. and China could be on a diplomatic collision course.feedback
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