In his own words, Trump didn’t take Tsai’s call because they were fellow democrats, as some hot headed Republicans presumed, but because Taiwan has the Donald’s favourite thing – 'deals', lots of them
'This inexperienced President-elect probably has no knowledge of what he's talking about.. If Trump wants to play tough, China will not fail'
It may have made sense for America to snub Taiwan in the 1970s for the sake of Richard Nixon’s China policy, but the time has come for plain speaking
If, as president, Trump decides to go down this route, he will be placing the Taiwan status issue at the heart of a huge negotiation. The message will be that if China wants to have the ‘One China’ policy maintained, it will have to pay for it. But it won’t work out the way he wants it to
Officials say it was the first long-range flight along demarcation line in more than 18 months
The appointment is a first step to assuaging fears of a worsening relationship between the two nations once Mr Trump enters the White House
'We must confront Trump's provocation head on'
President-elect broke decades of foreign policy protocol by speaking with the Taiwan president last week
The historic conversation apparently reflects the views of advisers urging a tough opening line with China
US leaders have long respected the One China principle in international relations
The Trump Organisation denies it has any projects planned in Taiwan
The President-elect took a 10 minute phone call with Tsai Ing-wen
Coastguard says function of buildings is 'classified military information'
Ms Murata is also half Taiwanese, raising questions during her campaign that she could be beholden to Taipei
The coach was travelling to Taiwan Taoyuan International Airport when it crashed into a roadside barrier
The Phillippines challenged the so-called 'nine-dash line' China uses to claim virtually the entire South China Sea