- The call from the Taiwanese president Tsai Ing-wen in her future American counterpart Donald Trump ' a petty act '' of Taiwan. That said Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi Saturday, reported the Hong Kong Phoenix Television.
' This is just an insignificant act of Taiwan side and will not be the one China principle affect already established by the international community, 'Wang said during an academic meeting. ' The one China principle is the cornerstone of the healthy development of Sino-US relations and we hope that this political base will not be hindered or damaged in any way whatsoever. '
Earlier on Friday it was announced that Trump and Tsai telephone ' about the close ties between the United States and Taiwan in the fields of economy, politics and security 'had spoken, said a spokeswoman for Trump. On Twitter made the next occupant of the White house announced that he was called by Tsai. According to her spokeswoman said both parties had previously agreed on the moment of contact.
It is the first time since 1979 that at this level had been contact between the two countries. That year Washington broke off diplomatic relations with Taipei and buttoned them correctly with the People's Republic of China, which sees itself as the only true China and Taiwan as a renegade province. The US and Taiwan maintain since no formal ties, but Washington is the only arms supplier to Taiwan and also the most important political ally.