>> Chinese media warning US President-elect Donald Trump to stay away from Taiwan's leader. Just hours after Tsai Ing-wen met with top Republican lawmakers on Sunday, including US Senator and ex-Presidential candidate Ted Cruz, during a Houston layover on route to Latin America. The state run Global Times says China would seek to quote, take revenge if Trump was to undermine the so-called One China policy, which recognizes Taiwan as a renegade province, not a country.
It's not unusual for Taiwanese leaders to visit lawmakers on trips to the US. But after Trump angered China by taking a phone call from Tsai last month, Beijing had asked Washington to bar her from entering. Ahead of the Taiwanese leader's visit, Trump said he had no plans to meet her.
State media insisting Beijing owes the President-elect no gratitude for saying that. Tsai will pass through the US again on her way home. So far, it's unclear if she plans to risk further anger from Beijing by meeting with more American leaders.