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President-elect Trump, asked whether he would meet with the president of Taiwan if she travels to the US, says 'we'll see' - Reuters

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Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen says hopes recent changes in relations with China do not reflect Beijing's policy; says does not help cross-strait relations - Reuters

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China's state prosecutor formally accuses former head of China's Taiwan Affairs Office of bribery, abuse of power - Reuters

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South China Sea dispute

Chinese carrier docks after drills that took it around Taiwan - Reuters

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Update: China establishes diplomatic ties with Sao Tome and Principe in triumph for Beijing over rival Taiwan - AP

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Report: China set to sign agreement to establish diplomatic ties with former Taiwan ally Sao Tome and Principe, source tells Reuters

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El Salvador says Taiwan's President Tsai Ing-wen to visit country on January 12 to 13; China to urge US officials to block Tsai from passing through US - Reuters

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2016 US elections

President Obama, asked about Donald Trump's call to president of Taiwan: 'All of our foreign policy should be subject to fresh eyes' - @mviser

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Taitung City, Taitung County, Taiwan

Earthquake: M 4.8 - 22km NNE of Taitung City, Taiwan

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China's ambassador to US: 'National sovereignty and territorial integrity are not bargaining chips. Absolutely not' - Reuters

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China's Taiwan Affairs Office: If 'one China' policy is 'interfered with or damaged' then 'healthy, stable development of China-US relations is out of the question, and peace and stability in the Taiwan Strait will be seriously impacted' - Reuters

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More: China's Foreign Ministry says 'one China' policy is crucial to ties - AP

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Chinese newspaper calls Donald Trump 'as ignorant as a child' after president-elect suggests he was reconsidering how America deals with Taiwan - AP

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Magnitude-4.5 earthquake reported 50 km (31 mi) south-southwest of Hengchun, Taiwan - USGS

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Bob Dole

Report: Former GOP presidential nominee Bob Dole says 'it's fair to say we may have had some influence' in arranging Trump's call with Taiwan; says firm he is affiliated with work with Taipei representative office, firm arranged the call - Wall Street Journal

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Donald Trump

Former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman, named as possible Trump nominee for secretary of state, on Trump's Taiwan call: 'I'm sure he's got a broader strategy' - @rickklein

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White House spokesman: 'Some of the progress we've made with our relationship with China could be undermined' by Donald Trump's Taiwan call - @JaredRizzi

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White House spokesman on Donald Trump's call to Taiwan president: 'It's hard to determine exactly what the aim was of the president-elect' - @BennettJohnT

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President-elect Trump's phone call with Taiwanese President Tsai Ing-wen was long planned, sources tell Washington Post

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United States

Vice President-Elect Mike Pence says phone call from Taiwanese President Tsai was nothing more than a 'courtesy call' to Donald Trump - Meet the Press

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