December 3, 2016 / 1:12 AM / 3 years ago

Trump says Taiwan president 'called me' to offer congratulations

WASHINGTON (Reuters) - U.S. President-Elect Donald Trump said on Friday that Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen called him on Friday to congratulate him on his election win.

Trump’s conversation with Tsai was the first such contact with Taiwan by a president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter adopted a one-China policy in 1979 and is likely to infuriate Beijing.

“The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the Presidency. Thank you!” Trump said in a Twitter message.

Reporting by David Brunnstrom and Jeff Mason; Editing by Sandra Maler

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