- Donald Trump's phone call with Taiwan was a major break in protocol, writes Peter Moody
- Moody: It is too soon to say whether it means a sea change in US policy
Peter Moody, an emeritus political science professor at Notre Dame, specializes in Chinese politics. He's the author of several books including "Conservative Thought in Contemporary China," "Tradition and Modernization in China and Japan" and "Political Change in Taiwan." The opinions expressed in this commentary are his.
(CNN)The 10-minute conversation between US President-elect Donald Trump and Taiwan President Tsai Ing-wen was a major break in the accepted protocol -- something that evidently does not much bother Mr. Trump. It is, of course, too soon to guess whether it was a fluke or a portent of a sea change in American policy.