Taiwan president plans travel through US in poke at China
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Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen will be traveling through the U.S. when she heads to Latin America for a diplomatic visit in January, Reuters reported Friday.

The move has angered China, which has called for the U.S. to block Tsai from passing through the country.

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An adviser to the transition team told Reuters that "further high-level engagement for the foreseeable future is unlikely" when asked about the possibility of meeting with Tsai. 

Trump came under fire last month for taking a congratulatory call from Tsai, breaking decades of diplomatic protocol under the U.S. “One China” policy.

China considers Taiwan its territory and does not recognize the island's government. The U.S. has since 1979 had no diplomatic relations with Taiwan.

The American Institute in Taiwan (AIT), a nonprofit that acts as the U.S. embassy to Taiwan, said that Tsai’s stop in the U.S. would be “private and unofficial.”

Tsai’s office announced that she would be making an overnight stop in Houston on her way to the Latin American visits on Jan. 7, and a brief stop in San Francisco on her return trip on Jan. 15. She will visit Nicaragua, Guatemala and El Salvador.