The head of the National Security Bureau (NSB) said Wednesday that he does not feel there will be major political changes after the recent call between President Tsai Ing-wen (???) and U.S. President-elect Donald Trump.
NSB Director-General Peng Sheng-chu (???) said after Trump assumes his presidency on Jan. 20, the direction of Trump's policy on Asia and the Pacific will become clearer.
Speaking at the Legislature's Foreign and National Defense Committee, Peng also said that he had no prior knowledge of the Tsai-Trump phone call on Dec. 2.
It was the first interaction of its kind since 1979, when the United States switched diplomatic recognition from Taipei to Beijing.
Trump's protocol-shattering move raised many eyebrows in the U.S., with some media outlets saying that Trump is using Taiwan as a bargaining chip as he prepares to deal with China on a wide variety of issues, ranging from trade to tensions in the South China Sea.
Source: Focus Taiwan News Channel