Trump Taps China Ambassador, Consults Obama


Trump taps China ambassador, consults Obama

NEW YORK,  (APP - UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 08th Dec, 2016 ) - President-elect Donald Trump selected a political ally with close ties to China as ambassador to Beijing, stressed his determination to create American jobs and revealed he consulted with Barack Obama on his cabinet picks.

The Republican tycoon's election victory shocked the US establishment and alarmed the world, which is now waiting with bated breath to see if the political novice will follow through on a slew of threats to tear up free trade agreements, abandon treaties and punish American companies relocating jobs overseas.

He antagonized China last week by taking a protocol-busting telephone call from the president of Taiwan, and then railed against Beijing for alleged Currency manipulation, unfair taxes and militarizing the South China Sea.

Beijing, which considers Taiwan part of its territory, on Wednesday urged Washington to block President Tsai Ing-wen from passing through the United States after reports said she may stop in New York to meet the Trump team.