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The Wrong Way to Stand Up to China

Making phone calls to Taiwan's president is not likely to get positive results.

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Aides to President-elect Donald Trump say that his precedent-shattering phone call with Taiwanese leader Tsai Ing-wen on Friday was not a diplomatic blunder but a deliberate move to signal resolve against China. If so, he needs to rethink his strategy.

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