China Files Protest Over Trump's Taiwan Call

While the twitterverse was debating the finer points of Donald Trump’s phone call to Taiwan, China was launching an official protest to the action.

BBC News is Reporting:

China’s foreign ministry says it has lodged a complaint with the US after President-elect Donald Trump spoke to Taiwan’s leader in a phone call.
China sees Taiwan as a breakaway province. US policy set in 1979 cut formal relations with Taiwan.
Mr Trump’s transition team said he and Tsai Ing-wen noted “close economic, political, and security ties”.
The US is Taiwan’s most important ally and provides Taiwan with sufficient weaponry to defend itself.
China said it had lodged a “solemn representation” with Washington.
According to the state news agency Xinhua, China urged the US “to cautiously, properly handle Taiwan issue to avoid unnecessary disturbance to Sino-US relations”.
Foreign Minister Wang Yi dismissed the call as a “petty trick” by Taiwan, Chinese state media said.

China is unhappy, but they didn’t start a nuclear holocaust. So we’ll call that a win. Filing a protest is normal protocol, but as the White House responded last night, it doesn’t mean that our policies toward China have changed…. yet.