14 November 2020

Trump's support for Taiwan, Hong Kong poses early test for Biden

stripes.com

HONG KONG — After Donald Trump's election in late 2016, the then-president-elect took an unprecedented phone call from Taiwan's leader Tsai Ing-Wen, shattering decades of diplomatic protocol and prompting angry protests from China.Now, Beijing's critics are looking for a similar show of support from President-elect Joe Biden, who has promised a tough line against China after a career of advocating engagement. While Tsai has already welcomed Biden's win on Twitter, Taiwanese Foreign Minister [...]