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  • China has lodged a formal complaint with the White House after president-elect Donald Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan.

  • Errol Barnett has the latest from Washington.

  • President-elect Donald Trump defended his break with decades of US foreign policy, tweeting

  • "Interesting how the U.S. sells Taiwan billions of dollars of military equipment but I should not accept a congratulatory call."

  • That call came on Friday from Taiwan's new president, Tsai Ing-wen.

  • But defy the U.S.'s one China policy in place since 1979.

  • It identifies Beijing is the official point of diplomatic contact for Taiwan

  • since its sovereignty is in dispute.

  • The White House said it will remain firmly committed to the one China policy.

  • And over the last two weeks, since our victory, I've spoken to many foreign leaders.

  • And I will tell you, they have such respect for us.

  • As Mr. Trump continues to speak with his global counterparts,

  • he's huddling with his transition team, trying to pick his Secretary of State.

  • He unofficially announced retired general James Mattis as his Secretary of Defense.

  • But former Defense Secretary Leon Panetta told CBS

  • Trump needs civilian perspectives in his cabinet.

  • "which doesn't mean you can't have a military background,

  • but at the same time, in those jobs, you've got to exercise

  • the ability to understand political issues to deal with broader issues."

  • Mr. Trump is making progress in his promise to prevent some jobs from being outsourced.

  • Last week, he announced tax incentives for the Carrier manufacturing company

  • which he says prevented more than a thousand jobs from going to Mexico.

  • well now renown Ford Motor Company is reportedly interested in negotiating a similar deal.

China has lodged a formal complaint with the White House after president-elect Donald Trump spoke with the president of Taiwan.

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