By: Bernie Chiu and S.C. Chang
Taipei, Dec. 4 (CNA) A local commentator urged Taiwanese to understand the basic philosophy of
U.S. President-elect Donald Trump on Sunday, saying billionaire real estate mogul Trump benefited from U.S. President Ronald Reagan’s economic policy in the 1980s and became a true follower of Reaganomics.
Hsieh Chin-ho (謝金河), chairman of Investment Media and Wealth Magazine, offered his take on why Trump took a historic call from President Tsai Ing-wen on Friday and the possible impact of that 10-minute phone talk.
China was initially relieved – and even happy – that Trump won the U.S. presidential election, believing he would be “easier to deal with” than Hillary Clinton, Hsieh said in a Facebook post. Beijing remains highly uncertain as to what Trump’s policies will be, he added. [FULL STORY]