President-elect Donald Trump broke diplomatic protocol by receiving a call from Taiwan’s President Tsai Ing-wen. Why is this phone call so important, why shouldn’t Trump have taken the call, and why are the foreign policy establishment seemingly split on the issue? We spoke with Steven Goldstein, Fairbank Center Associate, organizer of the Center’s Taiwan Studies Workshop, and Sophia Smith Professor of Government, Emeritus at Smith College.
The “Harvard on China” podcast is hosted by James Evans at Harvard’s Fairbank Center for Chinese Studies. Listen to more podcasts at the Fairbank Center’s SoundCloud page.