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South China Morning Post: Trump says he’ll talk to Xi Jinping first before engaging Taiwan’s leader Tsai Ing-wen
US president doesn’t want to ‘cause difficulty’ for Xi
US President Donald Trump said he would talk to his Chinese counterpart Xi Jinping first, when asked if he would speak again to Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen.
“My problem is that I have established a very good personal relationship with President Xi,” Trump was quoted by Reuters as saying in an interview in the White House.
“I really feel that he is doing everything in his power to help us with a big situation. So I wouldn’t want to be causing difficulty right now for him.”
“So I would certainly want to speak to him first.”
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WNU Editor: The Chinese are bragging about their close ties with President Trump .... Trump and Xi in "constant touch" as tensions rise: govt (AFP), and are even gloating about it's impact on U.S. - Taiwan relations .... Beijing gloats over Trump Taiwan snub (AFP).
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