Trump uses Twitter to take aim at China

President-elect Donald Trump used Twitter to suggest further tensions with China, just days after he seemingly re-ignited relations with Taiwan.

Trump criticised China for devaluing it’s own currency and for taxing American products entering the US.

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This comes just days after Trump was criticised for contacting Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-Wen.

US severed diplomatic ties with Taiwan back in 1979, after tactically pledging diplomatic support to the People’s Republic of China. Officially, the US supports the idea of one China and that Tawain is part of China.

Vice-president elect Mike Pence denies that the call signifies a shift in US-China relations, suggesting it was merely a “courtesy” call.

However, Trumps latest tweets suggest there could be yet more tension between the two nations.

Both China and Taiwan claim to be owner of some or all of the key trade route of the Chinese red sea and will be keen to protect their rights there.

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