Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen says she looks forward to a more open dialogue with the U.S. Rough Cut (no reporter narration).
ROUGH CUT. NO REPORTER NARRATION. Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen said on Thursday (April 27) that a direct phone call with U.S. President Donald Trump could take place again and urged the self-ruled island's political rival China to step up to its global responsibility to keep the peace in the region. The interview was the first since Trump took a congratulatory phone call from Tsai in early December. It was the first contact between leaders of the two sides in nearly four decades and cast doubt on Washington's long-standing policy of acknowledging Beijing's "one China" policy. Since then, however, Trump agreed to honour the "one China" policy in February and then hosted Chinese President Xi Jinping at his Florida resort earlier this month. Speaking from her presidential office as she nears her first year anniversary in office, Tsai said Xi needed to show a sense of "responsibility" and see relations with Taiwan from a different angle.