Trump’s telephone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen has left the world speculating about a stronger relationship between Taiwan and the United States. Taiwan considers itself to be an independent country, yet China demands that it belongs to China. By accepting a call from Taiwan’s President, President-elect Trump is acknowledging her status.
A stronger relationship with Taiwan can be used to put pressure on China, a move that Trump’s administration doesn’t seem to be opposed to. However, on the other hand, a relationship with Taiwan would likely escalate tensions between Taiwan and China with the United States in the middle. Tensions between the U.S. and China have already escalated after a series of attacks made by President-elect Trump both during the campaign and after the election.
Do you think a facilitating stronger relationship with Taiwan is a good move? Or will it only cause trouble in the long-run?
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