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China heeds Kissinger's advice on Taiwan call

US ex-diplomat urged Xi to take wait-and-see approach to Trump

KATSUJI NAKAZAWA, Nikkei senior staff writer | China

TOKYO -- U.S. President-elect Donald Trump recently held a historic 12-minute telephone conversation with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen.

Trump called Tsai "president" and congratulated her on assuming the leadership of Taiwan during the conversation. He later said on Twitter, "The President of Taiwan CALLED ME today to wish me congratulations on winning the presidency. Thank you!"

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