The call was the first such contact with Taipei by a U.S. president-elect or president since President Jimmy Carter severed formal diplomatic tie with Taipei and adopted a one-China policy in 1979.
Rival fans hold simultaneous memorials for the Brazilian soccer team players killed in Monday's plane crash.
Nine Singaporean military vehicles were seized by Hong Kong customs on November 23rd.
The vehicles were shipped from Taiwan following the Project Starlight military exercise it held with Singapore.
Beijing has demanded Singapore abide by the One-China principle.
Two pro-independence Hong Kong lawmakers lose their appeal against a ban preventing them from taking up their seats in parliament as Beijing faces accusations of stepping up interference in the city's politics. (Photo: SCMP's Sam Tsang)