PODCAST: Taiwan Calling — Why is the Trump-Tsai phone call so important?

Listen to the latest episode from the Fairbank Center’s Harvard on China Podcast, with Professor Steven Goldstein.

President Tsai Ing-wen speaks with President-elect Donald Trump via phone. Image credit: South China Morning Post

President-elect Donald Trump broke diplomatic protocol by receiving a call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Why is this phone call so important, why shouldn’t Trump have taken the call, and why are the foreign policy establishment seemingly split on the issue? We spoke with Steven Goldstein, Fairbank Center Associate, organizer of the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop, and Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Emeritus at Smith College.

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