Trump's telephone chat with Taiwan’s leadership, a clear break in the US/China protocol, was the first by a U.S. president-elect or president since 1979's “one China” policy was enacted.
China’s Foreign Ministry said it had lodged the “stern representations” as to urge the careful handling of the Taiwan issue to avoid any unnecessary disturbances in ties.
“The one China principle is the political basis of the China-U.S. relationship,”
The wording implied the protest had gone to the Trump camp.
At an academic forum in Beijing Chinese Foreign Minister Wang Yi went on to blame Taiwan for the exchange saying...
“This is just the Taiwan side engaging in a petty action, and cannot change the ‘one China’ structure already formed by the international community,” Adding "I believe that it won’t change the longstanding ‘one China’ policy of the United States government.”
Luckily China's state run media downplayed the possibility of a major blow-up in Beijing’s relations with Washington as Trump prepares to assume office. The influential state-run tabloid the Global Times said in an online editorial that if Trump was really considering overturned the “one China” principle...
“We believe this is not something the shrewd Trump wants to do.”
Trump, for his part, only seemed to want to shift the blame to anyone else but himself when he tweeted...
No Donald, thank you.
Trump has already shown he is more than willing to do away with well established political protocol as he has already made other calls with foreign leaders. He has spoken to Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and praised him, according to the Pakistani leader’s office, as a “terrific guy” despite accusations that Pakistan shelters Islamist militants who kill U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan. Trump has even invited the Philippine's mass murdering leader Rodrigo Duterte to the White House. Duterte's administration has killed more than 2,000 people in what he describe as drug raids.
All this, despite administration officials saying that Trump’s team did not alert the White House about any of the calls ahead of time and Trump's disregard of daily intelligence briefings.