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Donald Trump criticises China over currency, South China Sea

President-elect Donald Trump has already infuriated China by talking over phone with the Taiwanese President

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US President-elect Donald Trump has accused China of currency manipulation and military expansionism in the South China Sea, days after offending Beijing by speaking over phone with Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen. The two tweets from Trump Sunday night is expected to add to the US-China tension.

“Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete), heavily tax our products going into their country (the US doesn’t tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea?” Trump said in a series of tweets. “I don’t think so!” the president elect said in his second tweet.

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The president-elect has already infuriated China by talking over phone with the Taiwanese President,the first by a top American leader since 1979. The Washington Post said Trump’s protocol-breaking telephone call with Taiwan’s leader was an intentionally provocative move that establishes the incoming president as a break with the past.

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China was a frequent target of Trump’s during his presidential campaign and, as he prepares to take office next month, every sign points to his taking an aggressive line with Beijing. China regards self-governing Taiwan as a breakaway province, and the two sides enjoy a fragile peace marked by delicate political rhetoric and rising economic integration. China lodged a diplomatic protest with the US over the call. US politicians often accuse China of artificially depressing its currency, the renminbi, in order to boost its exports.

First published on: 05-12-2016 at 11:59:00 am
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