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  • U.S. Vice President-elect Mike Pence says last week's phone conversation between President-elect

  • Donald Trump and Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen was "nothing more than a courtesy

  • call".

  • In several interviews on U.S. news outlets on Sunday, Pence described the call as one

  • of more than 50 that the president-elect has taken and made to world leaders.

  • The talks sparked public criticism as some said it could threaten ties between the U.S.

  • and China.

  • China has publicly downplayed the talks, calling it "a small trick by Taiwan".

  • Chinese foreign minister Wang Yi said Beijing hopes its political foundation with Washington

  • will not be damaged.

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Trump's talks with Taiwan's leader was 'courtesy call': Pence

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    姚易辰 posted on 2016/12/07
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