Donald Trump insults China with Taiwan phone call and tweets on trade, South China Sea

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U.S-China relations may take a turn for the worse after President-elect Donald Trump publicly insulted the mainland twice in a span of 72 hours.

The first incident took place on Friday, when the real-estate billionaire accepted a congratulatory phone call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen, a move that broke nearly four decades of U.S foreign policy. The 10-minute call with a Taiwanese leader was the first by a U.S. head of state since 1979, when Washington first embraced the “One China” policy under which Beijing views special territories Taiwan, Hong Kong and Macau as part of China.

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