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Beijing faces decision on how to respond to Trump's tweets

  • A man reads a newspaper with the headline that reads "China want U.S. President-elect Donald Trump use caution in dealing with Taiwan issue" at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. With Trump's latest tweets touching on highly sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)

    A man reads a newspaper with the headline that reads "China want U.S. President-elect Donald Trump use caution in dealing with Taiwan issue" at a brokerage house in Beijing, Monday, Dec. 5, 2016. With Trump's latest tweets touching on highly sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy. (AP Photo/Andy Wong)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, a front page of a Chinese newspaper with a photo of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the headline "Outsider counter attack" is displayed at a newsstand in Beijing, China. With Trump's latest tweets touching on sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy. China awoke Monday, Dec. 5, to criticism from Trump on Twitter, days after it responded to his telephone conversation with Taiwan's president by accusing the Taiwanese of playing a "little trick" on Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)

    FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, a front page of a Chinese newspaper with a photo of U.S. President-elect Donald Trump and the headline "Outsider counter attack" is displayed at a newsstand in Beijing, China. With Trump's latest tweets touching on sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy. China awoke Monday, Dec. 5, to criticism from Trump on Twitter, days after it responded to his telephone conversation with Taiwan's president by accusing the Taiwanese of playing a "little trick" on Trump. (AP Photo/Ng Han Guan)  (The Associated Press)

  • FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, a man reads a newspaper with the headline that reads "U.S. President-elect Donald Trump delivers a mighty shock to America" at a newsstand in Beijing. With Trump's latest tweets touching on sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy. China awoke Monday, Dec. 5, to criticism from Trump on Twitter, days after it responded to his telephone conversation with Taiwan's president by accusing the Taiwanese of playing a "little trick" on Trump. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)

    FILE - In this Nov. 10, 2016 file photo, a man reads a newspaper with the headline that reads "U.S. President-elect Donald Trump delivers a mighty shock to America" at a newsstand in Beijing. With Trump's latest tweets touching on sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy. China awoke Monday, Dec. 5, to criticism from Trump on Twitter, days after it responded to his telephone conversation with Taiwan's president by accusing the Taiwanese of playing a "little trick" on Trump. (AP Photo/Andy Wong, File)  (The Associated Press)

With Donald Trump's latest tweets touching on sensitive issues, China must decide how to handle an incoming American president who relishes confrontation and whose online statements appear to foreshadow shifts in foreign policy.

China awoke Monday to criticism from Trump on Twitter, days after it responded to his telephone conversation with Taiwan's president by accusing the Taiwanese of playing a "little trick" on Trump.

Trump wrote, "Did China ask us if it was OK to devalue their currency (making it hard for our companies to compete, heavily tax our products going into their country (the U.S. doesn't tax them) or to build a massive military complex in the middle of the South China Sea? I don't think so!"

That was apparently prompted by China's response to Trump's Tsai Ing-wen talks.