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Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

Financial Times – Dec 2, 10:16 AM – Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. The telephone call, confirmed by three people, is believed to…
Pedro da Costa RT @FT: 'The Chinese leadership will see this as a highly provocative action, of historic proportions.' t.co/7pxj4fKxlQ
Tom Hancock RT @Dimi: Bull in The China Shop ... Our #scoop on @realDonaldTrump call with Taiwanese president & implications for US-China t.co/Wth1udvHqK
David Rennie RT @Dimi: Bull in The China Shop ... Our #scoop on @realDonaldTrump call with Taiwanese president & implications for US-China t.co/Wth1udvHqK
Christina Xu @ 🇨🇳 Love reading news like this while in the closest mainland city to Taiwan t.co/RQ8Y9mYNUz
N. K. Jemisin RT @dynarski: TL; DR: "Please don't take offense. Donald is not very smart." t.co/AQwed3E0i1 t.co/AemAl6xk4F
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Trump wants to expand business empire to Taiwan, creating another potential conflict of interest

Shanghaiist – Nov 18 – Thanks for checking out our new design, please let us know if you have feedback The mayor of Taoyuan confirmed rumors on Wednesday that US president-elect Donald Trump was considering constructing a series of luxury hotels and resorts in the…
Ben Dooley RT @elisewho: Let's not forget: just wks ago the mayor of Taoyuan #Taiwan, confirmed the Trump org wants to build hotels there t.co/ZtfCd28bZx
Alexandra Stevenson RT @NickFoxNYT: 11/18:Trump eyes new hotels in Taiwan t.co/99S4TSljL5 12/2:Trump talks to prez of Taiwan, angering China t.co/1LxPQwkjDA
Benjamin Saunders People are going to die, literally, all over the world, because of Trump milking the presidency for Trump Co. gain. Will no one stop this? t.co/jAggu3XJcw
Benjamin Saunders RT @EricLiptonNYT: President-elect Trump calls president of Taiwan today. Meanwhile, Trump Org apparently looking to expand into Tawian t.co/WYQj3fQACB
Ben Smith RT @EricLiptonNYT: President-elect Trump calls president of Taiwan today. Meanwhile, Trump Org apparently looking to expand into Tawian t.co/WYQj3fQACB
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Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China

Washington Post – Dec 2 – President-elect Donald Trump spoke Friday with Taiwan's president, a major departure from decades of U.S. policy in Asia and a breach of diplomatic protocol with ramifications for the incoming president's relations with China. Trump spoke by phone…
Jimmy Rushmore RT @jialynnyang: Just got back from a week in Taiwan. Tensions with China are really high, so this is just extraordinary. t.co/V3E6t2G9PP 1/
Shibley Telhami Trump speaks with Taiwanese president, a major break with decades of U.S. policy on China t.co/6j5VsJqDRS
Dan Farber RT @jialynnyang: Just got back from a week in Taiwan. Tensions with China are really high, so this is just extraordinary. t.co/V3E6t2G9PP 1/
Ed Zimmerman RT @AriFleischer: Uh-oh. I wasn't even allowed to refer to the gvt "of" Taiwan. (I could say gvt "on" Taiwan.) China will go nuts. t.co/vJcBD2rika
Robert Shrum RT @AriFleischer: Uh-oh. I wasn't even allowed to refer to the gvt "of" Taiwan. (I could say gvt "on" Taiwan.) China will go nuts. t.co/vJcBD2rika
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Sarah Palin: Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism'

POLITICO – Madeline Conway – Another conservative is calling “crony capitalism” on Donald Trump's deal with Carrier, albeit an unexpected one — Sarah Palin. In an op-ed for the website Young Conservatives, the former Alaska governor allowed that the…
Yaroslav Trofimov RT @maggieNYT: Someone must have learned they're not getting the VA role t.co/jwnbW1YhGf
Don Kilmer RT @TimothySandefur: Huh. Good for her: Sarah Palin says Trump's Carrier deal is 'crony capitalism' t.co/0rCFHGi6oN
Matt Rosoff RT @maggieNYT: Someone must have learned they're not getting the VA role t.co/jwnbW1YhGf
William Gibson RT @maggieNYT: Someone must have learned they're not getting the VA role t.co/jwnbW1YhGf
David Berri Trump elected. Palin says something I agree with. Yes! The planet passed into a new dimension and we are now living in a Star Trek episode. t.co/aJBWYc21nZ
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nytimes.com - Mark Landler - Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Possible Affront to China

Trump Speaks With Taiwan's Leader, a Possible Affront to China

New York Times Mark Landler (@MarkLandler) – Dec 2, 3:01 PM – Washington — President-elect Donald J. Trump spoke by telephone with Taiwan's president on Friday, a striking break with nearly four decades of diplomatic practice that could precipitate a major rift with China even before Mr. Trump takes…
Pedro da Costa "We, on the Chinese side, are watching the situation very closely. Now it is in the transition period.' t.co/4ZMvr3S6NM
Pedro da Costa "Newspapers in #Taiwan reported last month that a Trump Organization representative had visited the country." t.co/4ZMvr3S6NM #China
Yaroslav Trofimov RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
Edward Wong RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
Carl Quintanilla RT @EricLiptonNYT: Trump Org: "we are not planning any expansion into Taiwan." How abt this? Great find @mega2e t.co/zBLAHLeJmz t.co/8rxZoGxu0t t.co/xdSMBgz6qc
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Tsai-Trump telephone call scheduled

Taipei Times – Dec 3 – President Tsai Ing-wen (蔡英文) was to have a telephone conversation with US president-elect Donald Trump yesterday, which would be the first time a Taiwanese president has spoken with a US president-elect since official…
Cara goldenberg RT @JeffreyGuterman: @realDonaldTrump Again, the Taipei Times says YOU CALLED the President of Taiwan t.co/zfMj2RcOcO.
David Rennie RT @comradewong: Taipei Times reported that "Taiwan-friendly campaign staff" for Trump arranged the call. t.co/0GoKcstS5I t.co/3kvihlQZ4D
Cathy Young RT @mrshellwinger: @RadioFreeTom & Taiwan is now saying TRUMP'S STAFF set up the call. Great, now Trump's calling them liars. t.co/FpGGHDyTuo
Bob Cesca RT @comradewong: Taipei Times reported that "Taiwan-friendly campaign staff" for Trump arranged the call. t.co/0GoKcstS5I t.co/3kvihlQZ4D
Bronwen Dickey RT @mattyglesias: Taiwanese press implying this was an initiative of Stephen Yates a former aide to Dick Cheney t.co/nMoXS5bIg7 t.co/drhPSwT2l0
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Now Is the Time to Talk About What We Are Actually Talking About

The New Yorker – Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie – Dec 2, 9:00 AM – America has always been aspirational to me. Even when I chafed at its hypocrisies, it somehow always seemed sure, a nation that knew what it was doing, refreshingly free of that anything-can-happen existential uncertainty so familiar to developing…
Nicholas Thompson RT @nicole_soojung: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie in @newyorker: "The premise for empathy has to be equal humanity" t.co/pRbvpf8UUD t.co/BbS8o5XOFy
Alex RT @alexismadrigal: The POC-heavy working class of the coasts is massively underrepresented in all forms of media t.co/hgpMrwpuXv t.co/MbDxgCriQ2
Derek Powazek Please just read this. Please make everyone read this. t.co/QVCZzdwizf
Derek Powazek 'Recalling Nazism is not extreme; it is the astute response of those who know history gives context and warning.' t.co/QVCZzdwizf
Derek Powazek 'Now is the time to wear as a badge of honor the opprobrium of bigots..' t.co/QVCZzdwizf
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EXCLUSIVE: Obama considering a career in digital media following the presidency

Mic – Dec 2, 12:11 PM – President Barack Obama has been discussing a post-presidential career in digital media and is considering launching his own media company, according to multiple sources who spoke on background because they were not authorized to speak for the…
Melissa Tsang @melissatsang Definitely think this is a tremendously difficult but incredibly worthy problem to solve. Obama in t.co/zcBS1MD9sn
Melissa Tsang yeeeee Obama considering post-presidential digital media career, sources say t.co/ENRXnld0b0 via @Mic
Joseph Kapsch Obama considering post-presidential digital media career, sources say t.co/IxIBmEZZKZ via @Mic
John Cassidy Interesting. But WH says Obama "has has no plans to get into the media business after he leaves office." t.co/b3rnuWwHK1
Eric Garland Digital media continuing our unbroken streak of attracting and retaining the very best. t.co/J8lpQG08TL
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Trump wants to build luxury hotels in Taiwan's Taoyuan: mayor

Taiwan News – Nov 16 – Taoyuan Mayor Cheng Wen-tsan confirmed rumors that U.S. President-elect Donald Trump was considering building luxury hotels and resorts in Taiwan's Taoyuan City, according to media reports Wednesday. A woman working for the Trump Organization came…
Dexter Roberts RT @comradewong: Taiwan News reported Nov. 16 that Trump was considering building luxury hotels in Taoyuan. t.co/RzW2cHWQVo Eric Trump to visit t.co/6wBgQ8UcjY
Edward Wong Taiwan News reported Nov. 16 that Trump was considering building luxury hotels in Taoyuan. t.co/RzW2cHWQVo Eric Trump to visit t.co/6wBgQ8UcjY
Activist Stocks "Trump wants to build luxury hotels in Taiwan's Taoyuan: mayor - t.co/RgpzHjkf1u" t.co/BkPtXz8wXI
Benjamin Saunders RT @chrislhayes: In September, the Trump Org sent someone to Taiwan inquiring about a possible development near Taiwan's airport t.co/UvbhH8oXJr
Kyle Griffin Updated link: Taiwanese media is reporting that the call was organized by Trump's staff: t.co/oZFgqujoDA t.co/XGspAt1INJ
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Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call

Financial Times – Dec 2, 10:16 AM – Donald Trump risks opening up a major diplomatic dispute with China before he has even been inaugurated after speaking on the phone on Friday with Tsai Ying-wen, the president of Taiwan. The telephone call, confirmed by three people, is believed to…
Robin Wigglesworth The pull-quote in @Dimi and @DyerGeoff's gold-plated, diamond-encrusted Trump-Taiwan scoop says it all, really. t.co/yR25Zfb3GU t.co/UnceVEhrzh
Steve George RT @ftasia: Donald Trump risks China rift with Taiwan call t.co/XegeTploLR
Simon Rabinovitch RT @Dimi: Our scoop on Donald Trump risking China rift with Taiwan call t.co/6NbVqYUkkx via @FT
Ravi Mattu RT @Dimi: Our scoop on Donald Trump risking China rift with Taiwan call t.co/6NbVqYUkkx via @FT
Robin Wigglesworth RT @Dimi: Our scoop on Donald Trump risking China rift with Taiwan call t.co/6NbVqYUkkx via @FT