Princeton professor Aaron Friedberg, a former Asian affairs adviser to vice president Cheney, shares his concerns about Donald Trump’s China policy with NPR’s Ailsa Chang.
CHANG: So what does a call like that signal about what Trump’s China policy might be? I mean, he’s complained a lot about China’s alleged unfair trade practices and trade manipulation. What can we glean from the fact of this call?
FRIEDBERG: I’m not sure that we can glean very much, at least not yet. It could be an indication of a decision that he’s made to shift U.S. policy in a significant way and strengthen relations with Taiwan beyond what they did in the past. So we’ll have to wait and see.